Hunt: Mid Staffs scandal 'a turning point like Chernobyl'

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has compared the scandal at Mid Staffs hospital to the Chernobyl and Bhopal disasters, in an interview with ITV News. He claimed both were "turning points" for their industries.

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Hunt: Mid Staffs 'a turning point like Chernobyl'

Jeremy Hunt has compared the Mid Staffs scandal to Chernobyl and the Bhopal gas disaster in an interview with ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener.

The Health Secretary said the accidents - both of which killed thousands and left many more injured - were "turning points" for their industries.

He said he hoped Mid Staffs would mark a similar change in the NHS.

Asked if similar negligence extended across the system, Mr Hunt said front-line staff have warned that "Mid Staffs wasn't just something that happened in one hospital".

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