22 March 2010
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned two hospital trusts that their NHS licence to operate may be withdrawn if their management fails to improve standards to protect patients.
The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust may face sanctions that include fines of up to £50,000 and the threat of closure as the CQC has identified them as needing “further urgent improvements”.
Leigh Day & Co is acting for many families on clinical negligence and human rights issues following the unnecessary deaths of loved ones at Stafford Hospital. Robert Francis QC has published a report into these events which found that the trust “routinely neglected” patients and displayed “systematic failings”. Between 400 and 1,200 more people died at Stafford Hospital than would have been expected from 2005 to 2008.
The CQC found that Mid Staffordshire does not meet six of 16 essential standards of safety and quality and that there was still an “overall nursing debit of 11% at the end of January 2010”.
If you would like to talk to one of our lawyers about a possible claim relating to events at Stafford Hospital please contact Emma Jones on 020 7650 1200.
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