Scandal-hit Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust to go into administration
Further to our recent blog about the Francis Report concerning serious failings within Mid-Staffs NHS Trust, the BBC has today reported that the organisation is to be put into administration.
In addition to one of the worst scandals in NHS history concerning neglect, abuse and hundreds of avoidable deaths, the Trust also faced serious financial problems. The Government incurred £20 billion in 2012 to try and save the failing Trust.
NHS Regulator ‘Monitor’ has determined that the Mid-Staffs Trust is no longer clinically or financially sustainable in its current form.
An independent administrator will shortly be appointed to take over the running of the Trust and to consider any proposals for the longer-term. It is possible that the Trust will close down altogether, in which case it is hoped that other nearby Trusts would continue with essential services currently provided by the Stafford and Cannock Chase Hospitals.
If you have concerns regarding treatment at Mid-Staffs or any other NHS facility, please contact one of the medical negligence team for advice and assistance.