PERFORMANCE: The foundation had 46 breaches of rules against mixed sex accommodation in the first three months of 2011-12, commissioners report.

According to the latest NHS Greater Manchester performance report, UHSM had an MSA breach rate of 5.4 per 1,000 finished consultant episodes between April and June this year – the second highest in Greater Manchester.

The highest number and rate of breaches in the area was reported at Salford Royal Foundation trust – 67 and 7.6 respectively.

The report said commissioners were “working with providers to manage this position”.