PERFORMANCE: The 18 week referral-to-treatment target was missed at the James Paget Hospital in March, with performance only around 85 per cent, the Norfolk and Waveney PCT cluster heard.

There was also a significant increase in the number of people waiting over 18 weeks in Februaay and March.

The hospital has looked at what extra capacity and resources it would need to clear this by June but this would also have a ‘serious impact on their 18 week RTT performance and is a major performance concern for the cluster,’ a report said.