PERFORMANCE: Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust has experienced an increase in admissions, which may be the result of the high profile problems setting up the non-emergency 111 phoneline.

A board report stated: “The chief executive advised that the trust was experiencing pressure around admissions and this could be explained by the implementation of the national 111 service, which was driving up the number of people attending A&E at Frimley and also at other local hospitals.

“To mitigate this increase and to ensure that the trust would be in a good place to meet winter pressures, discussions were underway with social care providers to seek assurance that patients who were well enough to leave hospital were discharged in a timely manner and with an appropriate care package in place,” it added.