Between 2005 and 2009, a large number of patients at the Mid Staffordshire hospital suffered appallingly from a lack of the most basic care, and in many cases, they died needlessly.
Prime Minister David Cameron said:
“What happened at The Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was not just wrong - it was truly dreadful. Hundreds of people suffered from the most appalling neglect and mistreatment.
“On behalf of the government – and indeed our country – I am truly sorry.
“This government has put compassion ahead of bureaucratic process-driven targets and put quality of care on a par with quality of treatment.
“But it is clear we need to do more. We will study every one of the 290 recommendations in today’s report and respond in detail next month.”