UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Mid-Staffordshire hospital a disgrace says Lamb

Press Release   •   Feb 25, 2010 09:47 GMT

"The Government’s obsession with targets was responsible for the neglect of patient safety at Mid-Staffordshire," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on today’s report on Mid Staffordshire hospital, Norman Lamb said:

“This damning report confirms the appalling neglect of patients at Mid-Staffordshire hospital. 

“This report makes clear that the Government’s obsession with targets was responsible for the neglect of patient safety at Mid-Staffordshire.

“It’s a disgrace that patients were subjected to these horrendous conditions in an NHS hospital.

“The need for a full public inquiry is now overwhelming and many people will remain concerned that the truth is still being kept behind closed doors.

“We owe it to those who lost loved ones to ensure that this never happens again. We need a single regulator in charge of keeping patients safe so that everyone knows who is responsible.”