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Health chiefs learn lessons
4:20pm Sunday 10th February 2013 in News
Health bosses across Sussex have said they will learn lessons from the failings in Mid Staffordshire.
The Francis review has recommended wholesale changes across the NHS after the mistakes made at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust that led to between 400 and 1,200 deaths between 2005 and 2009.
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust chief executive Darren Grayson said the issues raised were being taken very seriously.
He said: “The organisation has made significant progress in the last two years in relation to the nursing care it offers and knows that the organisation must continue to develop so we can deliver excellence in all aspects of the care we provide.
“We have a willingness to face up to what has not been done very well as well as recognise what we have achieved.”
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust director of nursing and patient safety Cathy Stone said: “The report has lessons for all hospitals and we will embrace any opportunity to improve the care our staff provide.”