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Hospitals face 'special measures'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said 11 of 14 hospitals probed in a report into high death rates will be placed under 'special measures' management.

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Basildon hospital takes Keogh feedback 'very seriously'

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, one of the trusts heavily criticised in Sir Bruce Keogh's NHS review, said it "welcomes the findings" of the report.

In a statement, trust chief executive Clare Panniker said: "We take very seriously the areas identified as needing urgent and further action and are addressing them as a priority."

A media statement released by the Essex trust Credit: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital

Trust chairman Ian Luder added: “We are absolutely committed to ensuring that we learn from the Keogh process, and to delivering long term solutions to issues and not short term quick fixes."

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