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.”