The NHS Trust which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital has issued a statement following the announcement that a The Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Charitable Trust is to close.
– Buckinghamshire Healthcare Statement
Buckinghamshire Healthcare understands and supports the Charitable Trust’s decision to close. We thank the trustees for their support and wish them the best for the future.
The Trustees of the Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Charitable Trust have released a statement on their website saying that "Jimmy's charitable trust will live on as he wished".
It's understood that the charity's funds are to be redistributed as it closes because of the association with the former BBC presenter.
A charity set up by Jimmy Savile to support the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire is to close.
It's one of two which has decided to disband due to the scandal surrounding the former BBC television presenter.
The Jimmy Savile Stoke Mandeville Hospital Trust said it had considered changing its names, but felt it would always be linked with Savile.