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Stafford Hospital: NHS staff 'should face prosecution'

NHS staff should face prosecution if they are not open and honest about mistakes, according to a public inquiry into failings at Stafford Hospital.

Years of abuse and neglect at the hospital led to the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of patients.

The inquiry chairman, Robert Francis QC, said "fundamental change" was needed to prevent the public losing confidence in the NHS.

Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised to the families of patients.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 06 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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