PERFORMANCE: The Queen Victoria Hospital Foundation Trust has noted that it is still failing to meet the 18 week target for two services, which is costing it money.

In council of governor papers dated 30 October, trust chief executive Adrian Bull said: “The trust has met all the corporate level performance targets but two services, Sleep Studies and Ophthalmology, are not yet meeting the 18 week waiting time target.

“There are action plans in place to achieve compliance as quickly as possible and the trust is incurring contractual penalties in the meantime.”

In his financial summary, Mr Bull said: “Sleep Studies is below plan, though still profitable.”

At its July meeting, the council was told that Sleep studies had failed to meet the 18 week target in both April and May.