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Mid Staffordshire trust is fined £500 000 for “corporate failure” linked to four deaths

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6892 (Published 18 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6892
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has been fined £500 000 (€690 000; $745 000) and ordered to pay £35 000 in prosecution costs for a “corporate failure” linked to the deaths of four elderly patients treated at Stafford Hospital.

Three of the patients, who were known to be vulnerable to falls, died after falling, and the fourth was given penicillin despite relatives’ repeated warnings to staff that she was allergic to the drug. Last month …

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