PERFORMANCE: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has identified concerns with its performances on infection control and accident and emergency.

Chief executive Glen Burley said at the trust’s July meeting that the trust’s quarter one performance was below standard.

“We therefore need to focus our efforts on ensure that future quarterly performance does not breach the target,” he stated.

He said the poor performance against A&E waiting time targets was partly the result of high demand, “but also process issues both within and outside the hospital, all of which are being tackled”.

Mr Burley added that the hospital would be tightening up compliance on C difficile infections, and working with primary care trust colleagues “to ensure that primary care compliance with antibiotic prescribing guidelines is adequate”.

He has also agreed with the PCT cluster’s director of nursing that guidelines on infection control would be re-launched to ensure that performance is brought back into line.