PERFORMANCE: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has been commended for “strong” performance against the four hour waiting target for accident and emergency.

Strategic health authority NHS South East Coast has published unvalidated performance by the region’s trusts against the 95 per cent four hour wait operating standard for the period 1 April to 4 September 2011.

In its board papers, the SHA states: “Performance remains above standard for the majority of the trusts within the region and has been particularly strong at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells where the trust is amongst the 25 highest performing trusts in England.”

The SHA recorded Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells’ unvalidated year-to-date performance against the target as 97.8 per cent, as of 11 September.