PERFORMANCE: Halton and St Helens PCT has seen an increase in patients waiting for treatment, with 7 per cent more than planned in April, shows a report to the NHS Merseyside PCT cluster.

The number of patients on an incomplete referral to treatment pathway was 15,892 against a planned 14,884.

There was an increase in the numbers waiting at all Merseyside PCTs but only figures for Halton and St Helens were higher than planned, says the report.