Patricia Hewitt was the worst Secretary of State for Health in living memory. However this is what our new prime minister wrote to her after her resignation:
The Prime Minister has thanked the Secretary of State for Health, Patricia Hewitt for her "outstanding contribution" to the government, as Mrs Hewitt announced her decision to step down from the frontline of government and accept a party political role.
In a letter released today, Mr Brown said that he wanted to "pay tribute to the progress that, as Secretary of State, you have made in reducing waiting times and driving forward reform in the health service".
So now we now.