PERFORMANCE: NHS Hertfordshire has the highest rate of mixed sex accomodation breaches in the NHS East of England area.

The strategic health authority’s performance report said 31 of the 110 breaches in the region in February involved Hertfordshire patients.

While in January NHS Hertfordshire patients, 134, accounted for more than half of the regions 266 breaches of the Delivering Same Sex Accomodation rules, and in December its patients accounted for 64 of 161 breaches.

Regarding the overall number of breaches in the region during February, the SHA report said “analysing the data further, the majority of these breaches have been reported by London providers” while treating East of England patients.

It said: “The SHA will continue to have discussions with NHS London regarding these breaches.”