PERFORMANCE: The south London acute achieved 96.99 per cent in September against the target of 98 per cent, a document published by NHS Richmond and Twickenhan reports.

The acute performance published by the primary care trust also said St George’s had seen 82.3 per cent of elective patients within 18 weeks in September but had to implement a reporting break because of problems with new IT system Cerner Millenium.

The trust reported 11 breaches of same sex accomodation requirements and one instance of wrong site surgery up to September but was so far not breaching its MRSA threshold of nine for 2010/11.