The Mid Staffordshire report was published in February 2010 following a Department of Health commissioned enquiry led by Robert Francis GC. The actual report comes to 400 pages. The main points are summarised here.Concerns about the standards of care and mortality rates at the Mid Staffordshire Hospital were raised between 2005 and 2008. An initial investigation by the Health Care Commission (now known as the Care Quality Commission) identified a raised emergency mortality rate at the Trust. A second, more thorough, investigation was carried out between March and October 2008. It is estimated that between 500-1200 extra people died in the 3 year period (2005-2008) when compared to normal NHS mortality figures. The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust was a Foundation Trust at the time, which raised some concerns from Monitor (the Foundation Trust Regulator).
The Trust was severely criticised and the Chief Executive, Martin Yeates was suspended and the Trust’s Chairman, Toni Brisby, resigned.
The inquiry identified serious concerns around the basic provision of patient care including:
A cultural problem within the Trust was also indentified, including:
This was compounded by several issues with management including:
There were several recommendations made in this report which includes:
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