Extra nurses and an experienced assistant director of nursing are being deployed to Stafford Hospital following Health Secretary Alan Johnson's response to recent reports into the standard of care at the Trust.
The extra nurses are being put in place on the advice of Chief Nursing Officer Dame Christine Beasley in response to recommendations from two reports to Alan Johnson following the Healthcare Commission's findings last month.
The reports by Professor Sir George Alberti, the National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care, and Dr David Colin-Thome, the National Director for Primary Care were published today.
Mr Johnson has accepted all the reports' recommendations and made it clear that greater priority must be given to patients' views.
Mr Johnson said: "I have been assured that there have been significant improvements at Stafford Hospital, but it is clear there is still more to do. The recommendations in these reports and the measures I have announced today will support the staff at Stafford Hospital who are working hard to ensure that care continues to improve."
David Nicholson, chief executive of the NHS said: "Whilst this was an awful case, it was highly unusual that such poor quality care and patient complaints could go undetected in the NHS for so long and we will make sure that this cannot happen again.
"Professor Alberti has provided reassurance that the Trust is improving significantly. I have confidence that the staff and the new leadership team at Stafford are turning the hospital around to make high quality care for patients their top priority."