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Marchers back Stafford Hospital

Thousands of campaigners battling to keep major services at the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital will take to the local streets to protest against a withdrawal of services, including maternity care.

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History of scandals at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust

As health regulator Monitor announces that Mdid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is to be put into administration, a look back at the scandals which have marred the Trust for years:

  • In 2009, a highly-critical report by the Healthcare Commission revealed a catalogue of failings at the trust and said "appalling standards" put patients at risk.
  • Between 400 and 1,200 more people died than would have been expected in a three-year period from 2005 to 2008, the Commission said.

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