PERFORMANCE: West Suffolk Foundation Trust had 44 fall in January - just above the trajectory it needs to achieve to get a £41,250 CQUIN payment for the fourth quarter.

The target has been set at 126 and the trust’s aim is to achieve a reduction in the total number of falls of 35 per cent.

The board heard some falls were linked to more general medical patients being treated in a ward which was staffed for rehabilitation.

Key issues were falls overnight - when staffing levels were lower - and around toileting.