PERFORMANCE: Aintree Hospital FT has set up a steering group, chaired by the deputy director of nursing, in a bid to eliminate breaches of mixed sex accommodation, shows a report to the Merseyside PCT cluster.

The trust reported two breaches in April - one from intensive care and one from non-invasive ventilation.

“These breaches occurred as both patients were delayed during the transfer of care to a non-critical care bed,” says the report.

Both areas will develop patient flowcharts designed to prevent futures breaches as part of a wider Elimination of Mixed Sex Accommodation plan for 2012/13.