Half the hospitals in Keogh review have shed nursing jobs

The shadow health minister, Andy Burnham MP has defended his record on health care.

He says that 7 of the 14 hospitals highlighted in the report into standards in hospitals have lost more than 1,100 nursing jobs in recent years.

He says that all of 14 hospital in the review were meeting their targets during his time in office but none of them are meeting their targets now.

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Hospital deaths report released

Eleven NHS hospital trusts in England are to be put under special measures for "fundamental breaches of care", the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.