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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."

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Jeremy Hunt on the lessons of Mid Staffordshire

The Health Secretary is expected to say later that; "the lesson of Mid Staffs is surely that we need to understand why they fail in the first place - which means tackling mediocrity and low expectations before they turn into failure and tragedy.

Jeremy Hunt is expected to speak later about the lessons of Mid Staffordshire Hospital Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

"There are plenty of other hospitals where their staff friends and family scores are about the same today as they were in 2009.

"They're hitting their targets, they're not failing but, on the basis of this indicator anyway, they're standing still."

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