PERFORMANCE: The foundation had 67 breaches of rules against mixed sex accommodation in the first three months of 2011-12, commissioners report.

According to the latest NHS Greater Manchester performance report, Salford Royal had a MSA breach rate of 7.6 per 1,000 finished consultant episodes between April and June this year – the highest in Greater Manchester.

The second number and rate of breaches in the area was reported at University Hospital of South Manchester Foundation trust – 46 and 5.4 respectively.

The report said commissioners were “working with providers to manage this position”.