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The Health Secretary has said there are "far too many" failing care homes.
Jeremy Hunt said that he would not want his mother, father or grandparents to live in a number of care facilities in England as he announced new measures to tackle failing care homes.
Mr Gove said Ofsted-style ratings would be given to care homes and care services and those that are labelled 'inadequate' could be put into special measures or even shut down.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust has given its reaction to the announcement that it is to remain in special measures
Steve Hams, Chief Nurse, said: “Since the Keogh review last year, significant progress has and is being made in a number of areas to improve patient safety and experience.
"Forty-one of the 50 improvement actions in the Trust’s Keogh plan have been delivered, in addition we have 160 more nurses caring for our patients than we did 12 months ago, however there is still more to be done."
A hospital in Kent will remain in special measures, Health Secretary Jeemy Hunt has announced.
Mr Hunt told the House of Commons that most of the hospital trusts that were put into special measures a year ago have shown significant improvements.
However, Medway Hospital will remain in special measures because it has failed to substantially improve
From October more care services across England will now face a "tough" new inspection regime he said.
The services that are rated inadequate face being put into "special measures" and if they fail to make improvements following this they could be shut down, he will add.
Putting hospital trusts in special measures was a move introduced as part of the Government's response to the Stafford Hospital scandal.