HEALTH inspectors have apologised for using the wrong data for a hospital inspection

It is understood that Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspectors used data from a different organisation to prepare for an inspection of the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) in Gobowen.

Mark Brandreth, chief executive of hospital, said: “The Care Quality Commission visited us in January this year to inspect our services, and a report detailing that inspection was due to be published in the spring. However, on receiving a draft copy of the report, we identified an error in the data pack on which they had based the process.

“We notified the CQC of this error immediately and they have subsequently investigated and written to us promising to return and carry out a fresh inspection in the near future. We appreciate their openness and their apology.

“We look forward to welcoming the CQC’s inspectors back to RJAH soon, so that we can demonstrate the exceptional levels of patient care we deliver.”

A CQC spokesman said: "The CQC is going back to inspect at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt NHS Foundation Trust.

"Following the initial inspection in January this year, the trust raised some concerns that resulted in a review of how the inspection was conducted.

"As a result we have decided to undertake the inspection again.

"We have apologised to the trust and will be undertaking a full review of the original inspection.”