PERFORMANCE: Acute providers in Warwickshire are struggling against targets for emergency admissions and ambulance handovers.

Arden primary care trust cluster’s May performance report shows that South Warwickshire Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire Trust both continue to under-perform on ambulance handover, with “significantly less” than 90 per cent of handovers completed in 30 minutes.

George Eliot Hospital Trust also saw a deterioration against that indicator.

Accident and emergency figures for quarter four of 2011-12 were below target for the South Warwickshire and Coventry and Warwickshire trusts, although they have since improved at South Warwickshire.