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13 January 2013, 09:18
Northampton General and Milton Keynes Hospital have been named among 17 NHS hospitals thought to not have enough staff.
It follows inspections by the safety watchdog, The Care Quality Commission. The Sunday Telegraph claim all 17 hospitals have been given warnings by The CQC.
There are worries the staffing levels could be putting lives at risk.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he expects 'swift action' to be taken by hospitals failing to reach the required standards.
The hospitals named in the CQC report are:
Milton Keynes Hospital
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool
Queen's Hospital, Romford
Stamford and Rutland Hospital
Southampton General Hospital
Croydon University Hospital
Bodmin Hospital, Cornwall
Northampton General Hospital
St Peter's Hospital, Maldon
Queen Mary's Hospital, London
Chase Farm Hospital, London
Westmorland General Hospital
Pilgrim Hospital, Leicestershire
St Anne's House, East Sussex
Princess Royal Hospital, West Sussex