Sir Richard Thompson, president of the Royal College of Physicians has said that "hospital services must change."
It is clear that parts of the system must change to better meet patients' needs.
The NHS is struggling to cope with increasing pressures on acute services, patients with increasingly complex needs, and a breakdown of out-of-hours care.
Current services no longer meet the needs of patients; we are trying to fit around outdated systems. Patients' demands have changed and so our hospital services must change.
Eleven NHS hospital trusts in England are to be put under special measures for "fundamental breaches of care", the Government said today.
A woman has told ITV News her 76-year-old mother was left on a trolley in a corridor at the troubled Tameside Hospital last night.
Jeremy Hunt revealed 11 hospital trusts investigated over high mortality rates will be put in special measures, but why?