Jeremy Hunt said he is sure "lessons will be learned" after a watchdog warned a scandal-hit NHS Trust is still failing to protect patients.
The Health Secretary said that most front-line care at Southern Health was excellent, but that there had been problems with leadership.
He added that he agreed with the watchdog's findings.
A scandal-hit NHS trust where a teenager drowned in the bath is still failing to protect patients from risk of harm, a watchdog has found.
Mike Petter stepped down ahead of a CQC report into failings at the trust - which has been criticised for not properly investigating deaths.