PERFORMANCE: Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust has seen a 5.4 per cent increase in readmissions year-on-year, a report to the board said.

A report to the board from the finance director said: “The board should note the level of readmissions increased by 159 spells, 5.4 per cent, [in February] compared to the same period in 2011-12.”

It added: “This generated £2.3m of unfunded activity-to-date.”