PERFORMANCE: A&E performance against the four hour target stands at 97.8 per cent in the year to date and is unlikely to reach 98 per cent by the end of the year, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s board has been told.

A performance report said the trust had ‘experienced significant operational pressure from the end of September which has reduced the cumulative performance.’ 

Over the quarter to December, it had been just above the 95 per cent standard.