High Death Rates Have Britain's National Health Service in Crisis

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Eleven hospital trusts are being placed in special measures because of major failings, the government has announced.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the trusts, among 14 investigated for high death rates, had problems so entrenched that tough action was needed.

He cited examples of staffing problems, poor care and weak leadership as he announced the move in Parliament.

The other three trusts investigated were also told to make improvements following the review.