PERFORMANCE: Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust saw the number of delayed transfer of care nearly double in one borough because of a lack of suitable accomodation for patients with ongoing care needs.

The performance report for the trust said the number of people on acute wards who were fit to be discharged but couldn’t because of a “lack of suitable move on accomodation” had risen in Haringey.

The totals in the borough jumped from 20 in the second quarter of the financial year to nearly 40 in the third quarter, while staying roughly constant in Barnet and Enfield in the same period.

Accomodation post-discharge is the responsibility of the local authority.

The report said: “Aftercare needs are being identified early on admission to try and address these issues.”