New plans for failing hospitals

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is due to explain plans to turn around four hospitals in the midlands, and put in place special measures, in the wake of the scandal over standards at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

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Two Lincolnshire hospitals fail to meet any national standards, full report

Two hospitals in Lincolnshire have been criticised by a health watchdog after failing to meet any of the national standards expected of them.

The Care Quality Commission says low staffing levels and a lack of training at Lincoln County Hospital & Boston Pilgrim Hospital means patients are being let down.

The findings come as the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that top-performing NHS managers are to be sent in to failing hospitals. Phil Brewster reports.

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