The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has just lost his appeal against a judge’s ruling that his attempts to downgrade A&E services at Lewisham hospital were unlawful. Great news. But now hundreds of other hospitals may be at risk from a hasty new amendment to the Care Bill that would enable fast-track hospital closures without proper public consultation.
“We made three mistakes that I regret, the first being restructuring the NHS. The rest are minor.”— unnamed Senior Conservative Cabinet Minister