There have been 29 health secretaries since 1948. How many have wards that — though not necessarily named after them — bear their surname?
Hillingdon, Harlow, Ealing, East London, Princess Alexandra, Stepping Hall (Stockport)
Mile End, Lewes, Chesterfield, St Andrews
Warwick, Royal Berkshire, Worthing
Kent and Canterbury, Northwick Park, Royal Hampshire
Lincoln, Bridling, Buxton (closing)
The price of progress
NHS funding has trebled since 1997. Some performance indicators over that period
VISITS TO A&E
|Total number||% lasting under 4 hours|
NUMBER OF CANCELLED OPERATIONS
NUMBER OF GENERAL AND ACUTE HOSPITAL BEDS IN ENGLAND
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