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Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust 'should be dissolved'

31 July 2013 Last updated at 19:24 BST

The trust that ran the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital should be dissolved, administrators have recommended.

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust went into administration on 16 April after a report concluded it was not "clinically or financially sustainable".

Stafford Hospital will lose its maternity unit but will keep its accident and emergency department, which will continue to open from 08:00 to 22:00, as it has since December 2011.

The hospital's critical care unit will be downgraded and it will lose some emergency surgery.

Dominic Hughes reports.