PERFORMANCE: Board papers for Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby CCG outline concerns over performance at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

They warn that the pressures caused by high levels of non elective admissions over the winter period continued into the New Year, affecting the achievement of the 4 hour A&E target in both January and February.

“This increase in emergency spells has also led to continued medical outliers on surgical wards, high levels of cancelled operations and poor performance against 18 week referral to treatment targets for admitted care, with waiting times growing beyond the target set for 95th percentile performance.”

The board has also been warned about the “further deterioration in the year to date position” at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

This has been caused by an increase in elective activity in January across a number of specialties.