Jeremy Lefroy MP tells Stafford’s County Hospital bosses to get help needed to improve finances

The MP said County Hospital chiefs ‘expected’ to be put in special measures and said he had ‘no problem’ with it, providing services don’t suffer.

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, which also runs Royal Stoke Hospital in the north of the county, was placed into special measures by NHS Improvement, NHSI – a department set up to aid ‘rapid financial improvement’.

The trust has missed its savings target, reportedly by £40 million.

Now that the NHSI has stepped in, the trust will be supported in reducing agency staff spending and ensuring staff are ‘paid appropriately’ for the work they do.

It will also receive help with planning staff rotas more effectively.

Read more at the Express and Star, 27th March 2017