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Monitor could bring administrator to Stafford Hospital in weeks

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

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A SPECIAL administrator could take over the running of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust within weeks.


Monitor has started the procedure for putting the trust into administration which they say will safeguard services for local patients.

David Bennett, chief executive of Monitor, said:  “We are now consulting on whether to appoint trust special administrators with the expertise to reorganise services in a way which is clinically robust and sustainable.

"Their priority will be to make sure that patients can continue to access the services that they need and they will work with the local community to do this.

“Taking into account the consultation process, it would be several weeks before trust special administrators were in place," he said. "In the meantime the trust board will continue to ensure the current range of services are delivered for patients and trust special administrators would then continue that responsibility.

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  • Staf Newsletter  |  March 07 2013, 1:08PM

    Sign the petition today the only way the hospital can now be saved http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/44998

  • StaffordSally  |  March 03 2013, 1:05PM


  • StaffordSally  |  March 03 2013, 9:58AM

    A Tether; I suggest you read this excellent article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9888283/Sorry-to-harp-on-but-the-horrors-of-Mid-Staffs-just-wont-go-away.html (The Prime Minister acknowledges the shame of the Amritsar massacre in India, but many more died on the NHS’s filthy wards)

  • Staf Newsletter  |  March 01 2013, 12:59AM

    If you want a real opportunity to stop monitor we need a Local Referendum there is one online today SIGN THE PETITION http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/44998

  • Staf Newsletter  |  February 28 2013, 8:55PM

    Well Stafford Sally, you seem to be one of the people who are blaming every member of staff for what was a small number of people. While loosing anyone is a black time you are not doing anything positive. The Hospital will close DIRECTLY because of people like you. If what you want is to close a hospital which treat many 1000's of people then congratulations. Its very simple care 3 to 4 years ago was not very good, the same as any hospital in the country. A small number of issues have now been addressed actually years ago. Your argument with the current hospital and trying to blame someone will leave this town without a hospital.

  • StaffordSally  |  February 28 2013, 7:00PM

    A Tether, How dare you blame Julie Bailey for the hospital going in to administration. We should all be grateful to Julie for exposing the shocking neglect and abuse of vulnerable patients. I assume you have not lost one of your loved ones due to poor care at the hospital. Sadly, many of us have experienced incompetence and neglect. We all agree we need a hospital in Stafford, BUT patients MUST receive care and treatment in a safe environment. If Julie had not had the determination to continue with her campaign, the number of incidents and deaths would have continued to increase. You are blaming the wrong person. Martin Yeates chose to ignore complaints and reportedly received a £400,000 pay off and a £1 million pension pot for putting cost control ahead of patient safety. He was then re employed in another area of the NHS and Sir David Nicholson has just received full backing from his board. Before you post any more abusive comments about Juie, I suggest you read the true facts her book: FROM WARD TO WHITEHALL.

  • Staf Newsletter  |  February 28 2013, 1:01PM

    Julie Bailey, you get finally what you wanted, perhaps if the millions of pounds wasted on a PR exercise were invested in the hospital it would stay open. Thanks Julie Bailey, you win but Stafford and its population loose

  • Staf Newsletter  |  February 28 2013, 12:56PM

    Well congratulations Julie Bailey you have got what you wanted the Hospital will close. WAKE up Stafford is this really what you want too ? For over 3 years not daily knocking the hospital has resulted in few people wanting to go there and the situation of ; would you want to work there ?. Its about time we listen to the 1000's of people treated every month and not just one single person with ZERO medical or hospital background.

  • StaffordSally  |  February 28 2013, 12:35PM

    And Camerons buddy, SIR DAVID NICHOLSON has not yet been sacked! http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45576

  • Staf Newsletter  |  February 28 2013, 11:56AM

    This decision by Monitor was made over 2 years ago, with no consultation with local communities. Think of the millions of tax payers money that will have been wasted over the last 4 years to get the hospital up to speed again. Now Monitor the largest government quango with no accountability will break up Stafford hospital and the predictions I made nearly three years ago to Jeremy Lefroy MP will now come to pass, and the Tories will have their scalp, privatized services, downgraded hospital, yet this is now one of the best performing hospitals in the region it is just madness. This is nothing to do with the Hospital and everything to do with the NHS bill section 75. Repeal the act and stop the privatisation.