Children's accident and emergency services at a scandal-hit hospital have been suspended after senior staff said it was "not clinically safe". A shortage of staff with the right specialist training at Stafford's County Hospital had forced the closure to patients under 18, the trust said. The hospital was the subject of a public inquiry after hundreds of patients died amid "appalling" levels of care between 2005 to 2008. Robert Francis QC, who led the public inquiry, made 290 recommendations calling for "fundamental change". Some patients were left "sobbing and humiliated" due to mistreatment by staff, the inquiry heard.
Aug-25-2016, 14:10:06 GMT