In October 2011, Andy Burnham said there were just 72 hours to save the NHS.
In March 2012, he said there were only 24 hours to save it.
Fast forward almost two years, and Burnham is this afternoon giving a speech on “The State of the NHS”. Update: it still exists.
No mention in Burnham’s speech of those who died at Mid-Staffs either, though he does stress the need to “raise the alarm about what is happening in the NHS”. It’s a shame he never did before it was too late…