PERFORMANCE: Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust has launched a review of delayed transfer of care after the number soared to the highest since it became a foundation trust.

The trust Is still below the Monitor standard of 7.5 per cent but was at 6.9 per cent in January, considerably ahead of the year to date figure of just over five per cent.

The board heard that the review would look at the actions being taken by the trust and its partner organisations to ensure that patients are accommodated and cared for in facilities appropriate for their needs.