PERFORMANCE: Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust may miss the 95 per cent standard for dealing with A&E patients this year, a board meeting was warned.

In November less than 90 per cent of patients were treated, admitted or discharged within four hours which was “disappointing and makes recovery of the yearly position very challenging,” a performance report revealed.

It was the worst monthly performance of the year and brought the yearly performance to date down to 94.2 per cent. Total time in A&E for the 95th percentile was also high at nearly six and a half hours.