Quote of the Day  Jeremy Hunt on "contempt" for NHS patients. by New Statesman  Published 29 November, 2012 - 07:21 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks at last month's Conservative conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Getty Images. In places that should be devoted to patients, where compassion should be uppermost, we find its very opposite: a coldness, resentment, indifference, even contempt. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks out  about poor care in the NHS. But is he trying to distract us from something else ?