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Former Shropshire hospital boss 'strongly denies allegations of sexual harassment and improper conduct'

A former hospital boss has "strongly denied allegations of sexual harassment and improper conduct" made against him.

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File photo of Mark Brandreth when he was chief executive of Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

Mark Brandreth, the former chief executive of The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation Trust (RJAH), was investigated by the trust after allegations were made against him.

It's understood the RJAH has concluded Mr Brandreth is no longer a "fit and proper person" to be on an NHS board after looking into the allegations, with almost 30 staff members coming forward to give information to the investigation.

By not meeting the 'Fit and Proper Person Test', it would rule him out of board roles - or positions with equivalent responsibility – at English NHS organisations and adult social care providers.

Denying the allegations in a statement, Mr Brandreth said he was "shocked and saddened" by the accusations, which he described as "unfounded and malicious."

He said he had always acted with integrity and professionalism during his time as the trust's chief executive.

Mr Brandreth also criticised the trust's investigation into the allegations, which he said was "flawed and biased".

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