The safety of patients is being questioned at two of the South East's hospitals. A Government led report has uncovered a series of failings at Medway NHS Trust and Basildon Hospital. Both are now on "special measures".
The review was carried out following high death rates. At Medway, concerns were also raised about low staffing levels and long waiting times in A&E. Managers have been told to make immediate improvements.
The investigation was announced in February after the scandal at Stafford Hospital where 1,200 patients died unnecessarily.
Tom Savvides has our report. He speaks to widow Carol Turner, Dr Gray Smith-Laing of Medway Maritime Hospital, Sir Bruce Keogh, and widow Sarah Fleming.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust's response to Sir Bruce Keogh’s review into the quality of its care and treatment.
Dr Peter Green, Chief Clinical Officer, NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, responds to today's publication of the Keogh report.
Thousands more patients may have died than would be expected at 14 trusts investigated over high death rates, the Health Secretary has said.