COMMERCIAL: The north London specialist hospital said its private unit had “significantly under-performed” in 2011-12 and that is was “finalising” plans for the private management of the facility.

A report to the trust’s March board said: “Following considerable interest generated in a recent tendering exercise… an initial scoping exercise undertaken in the last quarter of 2011 pointed to potentially significant uplifts being achievable.”

The trust believes it can make an extra £95,000 from the unit in 2012-13.