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Mid-Staffordshire hospitals inquiry to hear of deaths at Trust

A public inquiry began yesterday into failings at an NHS hospital criticised for routinely neglecting patients and providing appalling standards of care.The inquiry, announced by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley in June, aims to build on the work of an earlier independent investigation into the care provided by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust between 2005 and […]

Payout for hospital chief after 90 superbug deaths after DoH bungle

A senior judge has delivered a stinging rebuke to the Department of Health over its treatment of a former head of an NHS trust that experienced the worst superbug outbreak in memory. Lord Justice Sedley gave his ruling as the Court of Appeal awarded more than £190,000 in damages to Rose Gibb, former chief executive […]

Public inquiry into scandal hit NHS Stafford Hospital in Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust

There will be a full public inquiry into the scandal hit Stafford Hospital in Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, the government has announced.The Tories had promised the probe in opposition after reviews had criticised “appalling” standards which were said to have caused needless deaths. Campaigners consistently said it was the only way to uncover the failings, […]

NHS boss gets £68,000 in bonuses- on top of six figure salary

NHS bosses are earning annual bonuses of tens of thousands of pounds on top of their six figure salaries as Anna Walker, chief executive of the Healthcare Commission, got £68,000 in bonuses. Hundreds of chief executives, departmental directors and board members of hospitals and other NHS organisations have received extra payments of as much as […]