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Stafford Hospital public inquiry: How will scandal affect Wales?

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.

But inquiry chairman, Robert Francis QC, said the failings went right to the top of the health service.

He made 290 recommendations, saying "fundamental change" was needed to prevent the public losing confidence.

BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke looks at the implications for the NHS in Wales following the public inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal.

NHS cover-ups 'should be a crime'

  • 06 Feb 2013
  • From the section Wales