PERFORMANCE: Barking, Havering, Redbridge University Hospitals Trust saw 120 “black breaches” - cases where patients are left waiting an hour or more in an ambulance because they are unable to admit them - in just one week.

The figure was revealed in a performance paper submitted to the trust’s board last week.

The total for the week ending Friday, 2 March is higher than that for any other trust and beats the highest previous total in London of 87, also at BHRUT.

The interim chief operating officer Mark Ogden-Meade left the trust on 24 February.

HSJ last week reported NHS London’s writing to acute trusts across the capital critcising their performance on “black breaches”.