PERFORMANCE: Lewisham Healthcare Trust is hitting the A&E target so far this financial year.

The trust’s board papers said the organisation was seeing 95.6 per cent of patients within four hours, above the 95 per cent target.

The papers added: “The ratio of A&E attendances to A&E admissions for May stands at 17.6 per cent against a target of at or below 16.0 per cent. This is attributable to a continuing shift in volume and complexity which is evident in coding and the increase in the conversion rate.”