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Stafford Hospital service cuts

Scandal-hit Mid Staffs Hospital Trust will be dissolved and critical care, maternity and paediatric services at Stafford Hospital cut under health administrators' proposals.

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Nearby hospitals to assume Stafford duties by 2016

Poor care at Stafford Hospital may have led to the deaths of hundreds of patients as a result of maltreatment and neglect. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

If the proposals by theTrust Special Administrators (TSA) go ahead, it is anticipated the services identified to be migrated from Stafford Hospital will have moved across to neighbouring hospitals in the region within two or three years.

Those services will instead be provided in the main by the University of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, and The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, although the TSA has identified other healthcare providers interested in taking on some aspects of care.

The TSA came up with its draft recommendations after discussions with patient groups, the public and clinicians including hospital trusts in Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, and the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) - which buy in health services for the area.

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