However, it means that more than a million NHS workers - including cleaners, nurses, physiotherapists, paramedics, midwives and radiographers - will see an increase in pay for the first time in nearly a decade. That's a rise of between 11 percent and 13 percent, meaning that every NHS worker in England will be paid at least £8.93 ($12) per hour, 18p above the voluntary living wage of £8.75 ($11.70) per hour.
Staff will get the money in July pay packets, backdated to April.
'There is much work left to do to recover what has been lost during nearly a decade of pay restraint and we will continue to make that case, as well as the broader issues on funding and workforce pressures in the NHS.
In total members from 13 unions across England voted for the deal following months of negotiations with the government.
But not everyone agreed, with the GMB being the only union to reject the offer.
The offer is separately funded and so will not be financed from existing NHS budgets, avoiding extra strain on patient services.
She said: 'By standing together, the NHS unions were able to reject all unpalatable demands to cut annual leave or unsocial hours payments and get the best possible deal from a Government still committed to austerity'.
Officials from the union will meet next week to figure out what they do next.
RCN members were given a six-week online vote, which closed on Tuesday and saw three in four members back the pay offer.
In Scotland and Wales, pay negotiations are subsequently underway but the absence of government in Northern Ireland means the increase will be delayed.
The unions whose members voted to accept the agreement are the British Association of Occupational Therapists, the British Dietetic Association, the British Orthoptic Society, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Federation of Clinical Scientists, Managers in Partnership, Prison Officers Association, the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing, the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, the Society of Radiographers, Unison and Unite.
In the statement released by the Department of Health and Social Care, Mr. Hunt said; "This is an incredibly well deserved pay rise for staff who have never worked harder. Salaries will increase between 6.5% and 29%".
Bosses hope that as well as a morale boost, it will make the ailing health service more attractive to recruits.