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Trust fined £200K for patient death

The health trust which ran Stafford Hospital is fined £200,000 for failing a diabetic patient, Gillian Astbury, who died in its care.

The health trust which ran Stafford Hospital has been fined £200,000 for failing a diabetic patient who died in its care.

Gillian Astbury, 66, lapsed into a coma at Stafford Hospital after nurses failed to give her insulin. She died there in April 2007.

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust admitted health and safety breaches.

Michele Paduano reports.

  • 28 Apr
  • From the section Health