Dominic Ponsford pays tribute today to the work of the Staffordshire Newsletter in helping to expose the horrendous problems at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.
More than 1,200 more people died at the hospital between 2005 and 2008 than would have been expected to.
But The Blog can’t help noting that most of the impetus seems to have come from campaigning June Bailey and her Cure The NHS campaign.
While we’re sure the Newsletter has played a vital role one has to wonder what it was up to between 2005 and 2008 when Mrs Bailey wrote to it.
Or did none of it’s reporters notice patients at the local hospital were dropping like flies?
State of Play: Contact the hospital