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.
There are many excellent home care providers and many outstanding care homes in this country but there are still too many where I would personally not want my mother or my father or grandparents to live in.
The public have been really shocked by stories of abuse and neglect and we need to give the public confidence that when these things happen they will be spotted quickly and acted on.
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.
We recently reported on the use of the controversial 'Liverpool Care Pathway' for terminally-ill patients in our hospitals. Some viewers responded to say loved-ones have been placed on the pathway - the withdrawal of medicine, food and fluids from patients - without proper notification.
But many see it as a necessity - palliative care easing pain and distress in the final days and hours of life. Today, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt faced questions about the use of the so-called death pathway when he visited a hospice in Kent. Sarah Saunders reports.
The Health Secretary will today outline his ambition to make England "the best place in Europe to grow old".Read the full story ›
Jeremy Hunt will visit Eastbourne today and "commit to making England one of the best countries in Europe to be old" as he bids to put improving dementia care at the heart of his priorities as Health Secretary.
In his first major speech as the Secretary of State since the Conservative conference, he will tell local authority care chiefs they "must take the lead" in making a difference on dementia, party insiders said.
He will also announce a new £50million fund to invest in hospital wards and care homes that treat people with dementia.
The PM said the he had no plans to legislate, although he hinted ministers would not stand in the way of MPs attempting to introduce a backbench Bill.
Meanwhile, Home Secretary Theresa May echoed Culture Secretary Maria Miller earlier this week in suggesting a more limited reduction to 20 weeks.
Jeremy Hunt, the Culture Secretary and MP for South West Surrey dropped a real clanger during today's bell ringing ceremony.Read the full story ›
. "This is absolutely not acceptable," said Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman. "How much more evidence does David Cameron need?"Read the full story ›