Hospitals face 'special measures'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has 11 of 14 hospitals probed in a report into high death rates will be placed under 'special measures' management.

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'Hundreds of unnecessary deaths over years of failure'

The damning verdict of a review into two of our region's hospitals. Tonight, special measures are being stepped up at Basildon Hospital in Essex, giving inspectors the power to fire senior managers.

The Government's Keogh Review spares nearby Colchester from special measures, but warns both hospitals need to show significant improvement.

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