PERFORMANCE: The four hour A&E standard across Kent and Medway has fallen below 95 per cent. A report to the last meeting of the Kent and Medway PCT cluster board says it dipped below 95 per cent for year to date in mid January and was at 94.8 per cent in mid February.

This was largely due to a drop in performance at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust to 93.2 per cent. Other acute trusts had some weeks of under performance due to severe pressure, but had managed to maintain their year to date performance at above 95 per cent, the report says.