Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust To Be Dissolved

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2014

MID STAFFORDSHIRE HOSPITAL DECISION – UNISON REACTION

 

“Today’s decision to dissolve the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust is proof positive that reputation trumps facts” said Christina McAnea, Head of Health for UNISON the UK’s largest health union today.

 

Christina McAnea, went on to say:

 

“It is bitterly disappointing for the local community who have campaigned for local services and have rallied behind the hospital as well as for staff who have worked hard to turn the Trust around.  The facts show that patient care has improved massively and the staff survey released only yesterday, showed that 73% would now be happy with the standard of care at the hospital if a friend or relative needed treatment – higher than the 65% national average.

 

“If key services are to be transferred to neighbouring Trusts it is vital that they are given the financial resources needed to take on the extra responsibility.  It is also crucial that robust clinical assessments have been made to ensure that the people of Mid Staffs are able to access safe, appropriate healthcare when they need it.”