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Cannock MP responds to Stafford Hospital announcement

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

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CANNOCK’S MP has blamed ‘financial incompetence’ and ‘clinical failings’ for the announcement today that Stafford Hospital will be placed under administration.


Responding to news that healthcare regulator Monitor had started the procedure to put Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust into special administration.

“Today, people across Staffordshire will be astonished that an NHS Trust, which was considered so outstanding by the last Labour government that they awarded them the highly prized ‘Foundation Trust’ status in 2008, will now been abolished after just five years due to financial incompetence and clinical failings,” said Mr Burley.

“Never again will the NHS in Staffordshire be safe and secure when a system of targets is put above patient care, as happened under the last Labour Government.

He said the job now fell to the administrator to undo the damage done and try and secure the futures of both Stafford and Cannock Hospitals.

Mr Burley said: “As soon as the Trust Special Administrator is appointed I shall be seeking an urgent meeting with them to discuss the way forward for both our hospitals.”

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  • Staf Newsletter  |  March 01 2013, 1:04AM

    Sod that lets keep the Hospital open and oppose Monitor with a local referendum SIGN THE PETITION TODAY http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/44998

  • StaffordSally  |  February 28 2013, 12:34PM

    And Mr Camerons buddy Sir David Nicholson has not been sacked! http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45576

  • Staf Newsletter  |  February 28 2013, 12:00PM

    Mr Burghley, well knows that this decision was made over three years ago by Monitor. With No consultation with the local community. Mr Burghley is also aware that Monitor refuse to release a report which may prove this. Monitor would not exist if it were not for the NHS bill, it is their job to enact it. Mr Burghley along with all the local Tory MP's are HAPPY that the NHS is being broken up after all that is why the NHS BILL was so hard fought for. The clinical commissioning groups the Counnty council and many others have all conspired to pull the rug from the hospital and surprisingly they are ALL CONSERVATIVE