Full public inquiry gets under way into events at Stafford Hospital

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3952
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The long awaited full public inquiry into the wider lessons of what went wrong at Stafford Hospital was launched this week with a preliminary procedural hearing to outline how the inquiry will be run.

    A 2009 Healthcare Commission report on the hospital, run by Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, found that numbers of deaths were between 27% and 45% higher than normal between 2005 and 2008, meaning that there were between 400 and 1200 excess deaths (BMJ 2009;338:b1141, doi:10.1136/bmj.b1141 …

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