What is Mid Staffs scandal?

What is Mid Staffs scandal?

The Stafford Hospital scandal concerns poor care and high mortality rates amongst patients at the Stafford Hospital, Stafford, England, in the late 2000s. The hospital was run by the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, and supervised by the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority.

When was the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry?

The Francis Inquiry report was published on 6 February 2013 and examined the causes of the failings in care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between 2005 and 2009.

What did the Francis Enquiry result in?

The document stated: “The inquiry chairman, Robert Francis QC, concluded that patients were routinely neglected by a trust that was preoccupied with cost cutting, targets and processes and which lost sight of its fundamental responsibility to provide safe care.”

What happened at Morecambe Bay?

In March 2015, the Morecambe Bay investigation, chaired by Dr Bill Kirkup, published its report into serious failures in care that led to the avoidable deaths of 11 babies and a mother at Furness General Hospital (FGH) between 2004 and 2012. One of the babies that died was my own son, Joshua.

Why was the Francis Report so important?

The Francis Report was published based on a public inquiry into poor care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The report examined what led to poor standards of care at the hospital, unnecessary patient deaths and why the warning signs of serious failings were not recognised.

What happened at Shrewsbury Hospital?

More than a dozen women and more than 40 babies died during childbirth at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust because of a culture that denied women choice and subjected hundreds of families to unsafe care, an official report into the NHS’s largest maternity scandal has found.

When did the Mid Staffordshire public inquiry start?

In November 2010 the public inquiry began, again chaired by Francis, with the remit of looking at the failings of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust within the context of the wider NHS system. So what recommendations did Francis’s report make for doctors and other healthcare professionals?

What was the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS?

The final inquiry into the care scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has revealed a profound crisis of culture at every level of the health service. David Holmes reports.

When was the report on Mid Staffs published?

The report being published on 6 February 2013 of the public inquiry chaired by Robert Francis QC will be the fifth official report into the scandal since 2009, and Francis’s second into the hospital’s failings. The often horrifying evidence that has emerged means “Mid Staffs” has become a byword for NHS care at its most negligent.

What did Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust do?

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which ran Stafford and Cannock Chase hospitals, was intent on meeting targets set by the NHS and qualifying for the status of foundation trust, focusing on corporate governance and financial control, said the inquiry.

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