PERFORMANCE: University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust recorded 22 breaches of the Department of Health’s guidelines on mixed sex accommodation last month.

Latest data for September – based on returns from all 167 acute trusts in England – show the trust had a breach rate of 2.6.

By region, the majority of breaches, 440, were in NHS London followed by the NHS South East Coast with 302.

The worst offenders in the South East Coast region were Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.