"A modern health and social care system has to be completely focussed on the needs of its users."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Patricia Hewitt on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Patricia Hewitt on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Patricia Hewitt on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Patricia Hewitt on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Patricia Hewitt on Henry David Thoreau
"And some of what we're doing in Government even now, some of the welfare reform programs that are helping lone mothers come into work are based on things that were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties."
"As patients and consumers, we are better informed today about our health care than any previous generation."
"I think he was absolutely right not to go to UN last week... First things first - that is, values and people here in their local communities, and remembering all politics is local, and trusting people more."
"We're seeing quite a lot of people who really would like a return to class-based politics."
"You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference."