2013 Mid Staffs Hospital

High mortality rates in patients admitted as emergencies, led to a full inquiry which began in November 2010 by Robert Francis QC. Many press reports suggested that because of the substandard care between 400 and 1200 more patients died between 2005 and 2008 than would be expected for the type of hospital. The final report was published on 6 February 2013, making 290 recommendations.

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