Queen Elizabeth King’s Lynn Foundation Trust posted a £1m larger than forecast deficit for August and continued to breach its four-hour accident and emergency target.  

The performance failures, reported at its September board meeting, follows Monitor raising substantial concerns about the trust last month and appointing PricewaterhouseCoopers to carry out a “diagnostic review”.

The trust’s September performance report said: “The trust performance [against the four-hour A&E target] was 94.2% for August 2013. The trust has not achieved the 95% since Dec 2012 at a monthly level.

“The trust has been awarded winter monies which will be used to support the achievement of 95% through a number of schemes.”

“One 12-hour trolley wait in A&E did occur in August.”

The report’s financial dashboard said the trust has posted a £1.2m deficit for August against a planned deficit of £200,000.

The trust is now forecasting a deficit for the 2013-14 financial year of £5.8m against a planned £3m deficit.

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