Hospitals 'are on a knife-edge'

It's no good for ministers to blame hospitals and staff when it is they who have thrown the whole system into chaos with a huge re-organisation, which has siphoned £3 billion out of front-line care.

Hospitals across England are on a knife-edge and they need a Government that provides support rather than points the finger.

– Andy Burnham, Labour's shadow health secretary

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Jeremy Hunt hospitals warning

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to warn that too many middle-of-the-road hospitals are "hitting targets but missing the point."