Parents hope Mid-Staffs NHS trust inquiry results will bring some justice
The parents of a patient who died less than 24 hours after being sent home from a scandal-hit hospital are hoping to see some justice tomorrow.
Frank and Janet Robinson, from Ellistown, will be in the House of Commons to hear the result of a public inquiry into failings at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
It is expected that the chairman of the inquiry, Robert Francis, will recommend wide ranging NHS reforms.
Mr and Mrs Robinson are hoping that it lead to some justice for their son John Moore-Robinson.
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John, from Sileby, was 20 when he died in April 2006.
He had suffered fracture ribs in a mountain bike accident but his parents said his ruptured spleen was not spotted at Stafford General Hospital.
In 2009, it emerged hundreds of patients could have died unnecessarily because of “shocking” levels of care in the hospital’s accident and emergency department.
Mr Robinson, 61, said: “We just hope the report will be strong enough to make sure people are held to account and that nothing like this can happen again.
“I am hopeful that it will be.”
He added: “We have listened to many days of evidence during this, and previous inquiries, and it is shameful what the regulator and others didn’t do.
“Something is dreadfully wrong if this can happen.
“People are still suffering in the NHS but if things improve as result of what happened to John and other patients and as a result of this inquiry that has got to be a good sign.”
A Department of Health spokesman said: “The inquiry took evidence from a large number of witnesses and considered over a million pages of evidence.
“We will carefully consider all of its recommendations.”