Why did the Stafford Hospital scandal happen?

“They were failed by a system which ignored the warning signs and put corporate self-interest and cost control ahead of patients and their safety.” He said the public’s trust in the NHS had been “betrayed” and a change of culture was needed to “make sure that patients come first”.

What was the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal?

The Stafford Hospital scandal concerns poor care and high mortality rates amongst patients at the Stafford Hospital, Stafford, England, during the first decade of the 21st century. The hospital was run by the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, and supervised by the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority.

What happened in Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust?

What is the Mid Staffs scandal? A disputed estimate [see footnote] suggested that between 400 and 1,200 patients died as a result of poor care over the 50 months between January 2005 and March 2009 at Stafford hospital, a small district general hospital in Staffordshire.

Is Mid Staffordshire hospital still open?

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust was dissolved and the hospital is now run by a new trust, the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

What is the cure about Channel 4?

What is The Cure about? The Cure charts the real life scandal at Stafford Hospital which came to national attention in 2008. Conditions of horrendous neglect saw patients left for hours in soiled sheets, with no pain relief, desperately dehydrated, in filthy wards and routinely ignored by staff.

What is the Berwick report?

The Berwick Report, published today, clearly identifies the importance of constant vigilance, monitoring and learning to make sure our patients do not come to any kind of avoidable harm. We have made huge improvements in patient safety in recent years.

What does Candour stand for?

/ˈkæn.dər/ us. /ˈkæn.dɚ/ the quality of being honest and telling the truth, especially about a difficult or embarrassing subject: “We really don’t know what to do about it,” she said with surprising candour.

What happened to Julie Bailey?

Why Julie began her campaign… The 86-year-old’s surgery was a success but she sadly died of heart-failure and a lung problem after an eight-week stay on the wards when problems arose during her aftercare.

What is the Francis Report pharmacy?

The Francis Report tells the story of appalling suffering of many patients within a culture of secrecy and defensiveness. Although the public inquiry was focused on one hospital, it highlighted a system failure within healthcare.

What happened to Martin Yeates?

Mr Yeates is now the boss of Shropshire-based health charity Impact Alcohol and Addiction Services. It is believed he took over the role in August. The move has sparked anger from families who lost loved ones at Stafford Hospital.

Where was Channel 4 the Cure filmed?

Filmed in and around Bristol.