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Health Secretary accused of hypocrisy for spending £44,000 on office shower suite

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has had a £44,000 taxpayer-funded toilet and shower suite put in his new office after ordering £22billion NHS savings.

He demanded the ­private bathroom, with floor-to-ceiling slate tiles and sensor-activated lights, so he can freshen up undisturbed after cycling to work.

The multi-millionaire Health Secretary’s 15ft by 8ft suite boasts floor-to-ceiling lava tiles, vanity mirrors, recessed lighting, a designer toilet and a power shower.

The new £25million Health Ministry HQ in central London’s Victoria already has showers for staff in the basement near the bike racks.

But Mr Hunt, 50, demanded the private suite in his penthouse office, so he can freshen up undisturbed after cycling to work.

The £44,000 spent on Mr Hunt’s luxury shower suite could have paid for the annual salary of two nurses, almost 170 sessions of chemotherapy or the deliveries of 15 babies.

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