Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham
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'Social care problems due to budget cuts' - Labour

A system of special measures used to tackle failing hospitals in England is to be extended to care homes, the health secretary has announced.

Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons that under the system, homes that fail to make improvements could eventually be shut down.

But shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said that the government's budget cuts were the real reason there were social care problems.

  • 16 Jul 2014
  • From the section Health
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