Market Rasen MP ‘appalled’ at hospital revelations

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MP Sir Edward Leigh has backed the government’s move to send special experts in to Lincoln Hospital fllowing the investigation of eleven NHS hospital trusts,

He said: “The revelations concerning United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust have frankly been appalling.

“The public have a right to a decent standard of care and it is clear that has not been delivered.

“This is intolerable and Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is right to bring in swift and tough measures to alleviate this state of affairs.

“I have always been pleased and impressed by the great care I have received from the NHS, but it’s clear we still need to maintain a high level of scrutiny, doubly so as lives are on the line.”

In the north of the county, the North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is now subject to special measures.