PERFORMANCE: NHS Cambridgeshire has blamed delayed patient transfers on suspended services in the local area, according to a board report.

The primary care trust’s performance report to its May board meeting said delayed transfers of care for the year to date were 12.3 per cent, above the plan of 9.9 per cent.

It said this was down to: “Issues with accessing domiciliary care over last month and a number of services suspended”.

“Continuing Health Care (CHC) process requires review to further involve relatives/carers in decision making,” it added.

The report said the situation needed to be improved by June. It said it would be increasing capacity for urgent, short term domiciliary care provision and reviewing the continuing healthcare process, infrastructure and assessments processes.