PERFORMANCE: University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust is at risk of being rated red against Monitor’s compliance framework for quarter four.

A report to February’s board predicted an amber-red rating fro the quarter reflecting “the forecast failure to meet the 62 Day Cancer GP/Screening standard” as well as the trust having exceeded its limit for of two cases of MRSA by six cases.

It added: “Whilst the A&E 4-hour standard was not achieved in January, the forecast remains that the 95 per cent standard will be achieved for the quarter as a whole following a rapid return to strong performance following the recent operational pressures.

“However, the Board should note that Monitor has the right to apply a RED rating over-ride to the Q4 rating for the failure to achieve our annual MRSA objective and/or a failure to achieve the A&E 4-hour standard for a third quarter in a 12-month period.”