Among the aggravating features of the case identified was the fact that the errors occurred amid a "general malaise" in standards and priorities at Stafford Hospital between 2004-2007, a judge has said.
"The underlying causes of the breaches and the malaise were fundamental organisational and managerial failures, which can be traced to the very top of the organisation." Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said.
More top news
Politics and celebrity news make the front pages on Sunday.
Police have arrested more than 750 protesters during six days of action across the capital’s streets.
The National Cyber Security Centre has urged internet users to take online security more seriously.