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David Cameron apologises to families of Mid-Staffs NHS victims

Wednesday, February 6 2013

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Between 2005 and 2009, patients at the hospital suffered appallingly, and in many cases, they died needlessly.

This Government ordered a full public inquiry into the scandal when it came into office in June 2010, and this inquiry has reported today.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“What happened at The Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was not just wrong - it was truly dreadful. Hundreds of people suffered from the most appalling neglect and mistreatment.

“On behalf of the government – and indeed our country – I am truly sorry.

“This government has put compassion ahead of bureaucratic process-driven targets and put quality of care on a par with quality of treatment.

“But it is clear we need to do more. We will study every one of the 290 recommendations in today’s Report and respond in detail next month.”

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