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Care risk 'at one in four hospitals'

Almost a quarter of NHS trusts in England have been identified as high risk and may not be offering safe care at a high level of quality to patients, the care watchdog has warned.

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Hunt: 'Labour didn't want public to know' CQC figures

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told ITV News the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) findings on care NHS trusts in England were "the figures that Labour did not want the public to know about".

Mr Hunt said: "We are now assessing the risk in every hospital in the country to decide where we need to do these proper new Ofsted-style inspections first.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Credit: ITV News

"We want to share with the public so that they know what we know.

"The most important thing for me is to make sure that when these figures come out we are doing everything we can to sort out and turn around failing hospitals".

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