Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce the Department plans to turn around hospitals in special measures and help prevent future failures of care and safety at NHS hospitals.
In the wake of the scandal over standards at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and subsequent Keogh Review, which looked at 14 NHS Trusts with high mortality rates, 11 Trusts have been placed in 'special measures'.
In the South and South east standards have been criticised at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Medway NHS Foundation Trust.
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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has appeared in court to enter a plea to the charge that it failed to provide safe care and treatment.
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