Hull health chief says hospital deaths scandal is "huge wake up call"
THE chief of Hull Royal Infirmary has spoken of his shock following the scandal at Stafford Hospital where hundreds of patients died from neglect.
Phil Morley, chief executive of the trust in charge of Hull Royal and Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, described the scandal as a "huge wake up call" for the NHS.
An inquiry into care at Stafford Hospital found up to 1,200 patients may have died unnecessarily because of poor care and negligence.
Failings were described as being from the highest levels down.
Inquiry chairman, Robert Francis QC, said: "This is a story of appalling and unnecessary suffering of hundreds of people.
Prime Minister David Cameron aid he was "truly sorry" for what happened at Stafford, which was "truly dreadful" and said the government needed to "purge" a culture of complacency.
In response to the inquiry findings, Mr Morley, chief executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "This is a call for managers to put patient care at the top of their priorities."
Full report in tomorrow's Hull Daily Mail