Mid Staffs trust is to face criminal charges over patient’s death

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 30 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5375
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is to be prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive over the death of a patient with diabetes who fell into a coma after staff failed to give her insulin.

The move is the first criminal prosecution over events at the trust between 2005 and 2008, when there were hundreds of excess deaths and staff delivered “appalling care,” according to …

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