PERFORMANCE: East Sussex Healthcare Trust achieved the 18 week target for admitted patients during July and August, following a difficult start to the financial year.

Latest board papers show the 18 week target was met for only 82.74 per cent of admitted patients in April, 87.34 per cent in May and 84.98 per cent in June.

However, it just about met the target during the next two months, achieving 90.01% in July and 90.42% in August.