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12 NHS Trusts contacted over new Savile claims

Investigations into fresh allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile are focused on the following hospitals:

  • Leeds General Infirmary
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital
  • Birch Hill Hospital in Rochdale
  • Scott House Hospital in Rochdale
  • Bethlem Royal Hospital in London
  • Shenley Hospital in London
  • West Yorkshire Ambulance Service
  • St Martin's Hospital in Canterbury
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead
  • Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Meanwood Park Hospital in Leeds
  • Calderdale Royal Hospital

Reports into the disgraced entertainer's abuse at four hospitals - Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Rampton Hospital, Springfield Hospital and Crawley Hospital - are yet to be published.

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Savile victims' lawyer backs NSPCC call on child abuse

The call by the NSPCC chief to change the law so that failing to report child abuse is a crime has been welcomed by a lawyer who represents 176 victims of disgraced TV presenter and serial abuser Jimmy Savile.

The NSPCC chief said failing to report child abuse should be a crime. Credit: PA

Liz Dux, a lawyer with Slater & Gordon, said: "The NSPCC's backing for mandatory reporting is a welcome and significant moment in our fight to protect future children from predators like Savile, Harris, Smith and Hall.

"This, coupled with an announcement earlier this week by Theresa May that an independent inquiry is to be held, signals we are moving in the right direction - the victims will take some heart.

"Universally the victims I work with say they want change, they support mandatory reporting.

"We must not pass up this opportunity to protect our children and we must not delude ourselves that outrages like these ones will never happen again - if we don't act they could."

Savile hospital abuse report 'not gone far enough'

The report into Jimmy Savile's prolific sexual abuse "has not gone far enough" and someone needs to be held to account for the disgraced children entertainer's behaviour, said the investigative journalist who broke the story.

Mark Williams Thomas told Good Morning Britain it was "inconceivable" senior managers at either Broadmoor psychiatric hospital or Leeds general infirmary did not know what Savile was up to.

Investigations reveal Jimmy Savile abused dead bodies

Shocking details have been revealed by new investigations into the crimes of Jimmy Savile about the extent of the abuse he inflicted on NHS patients. Reports into his behaviour at 28 hospitals and institutions speak of "truly awful" sexual abuse over four decades.

He abused victims aged from just five to 75 and even dead bodies in a mortuary at Leeds General. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised and said Savile's actions "shake our country to the core".

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Jimmy Savile victim: I still have nightmares

A transgender man abused by Jimmy Savile has told ITV News he still has nightmares about his ordeal.

The Health Secretary today apologised to victims after further details of Savile's crimes at NHS hospitals across the country were released.

"I still have nightmares. A lot of people would think 'there's nothing wrong with him' but that's not true - I still have nightmare. I still dream I'm locked up," Steven George said.

Hunt: Not certain system can prevent 'another Savile'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted today that it was not certain that the current system could prevent "another Savile" from working with children and in hospital trusts.

Jeremy Hunt said it was not certain that the current system could prevent 'another Savile' from working with children. Credit: PA

He made the comments in the House of Commons as he apologised on behalf of the Government and the NHS for the prolific abuse undertaken by Jimmy Savile across more than 30 institutions over several decades.

Responding to concerns raised by Labour over figures that showed the number of people barred from working with children had dropped by 75% in the last three years, Mr Hunt said that work was ongoing to examine the reason for the significant drop.

Mr Hunt said: "I think it is important to say the disclosure and barring scheme - and I've given this a lot of thought - it's likely in the current environment, were we to have another Savile, that it would have barred him from working with children and working in trusts but it's not certain.

"It's not certain because he was never convicted of a crime so the CRB checks would not have stopped that, but the disclosure and barring scheme does have the possibility of preventing people working with children and vulnerable adults even if they haven't committed a crime."

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham called for the Government to implement a code of conduct outlining the "appropriate relationship" between the NHS and celebrities or business backers.

Country will share 'deep revulsion at Savile's abuse'

Jimmy Savile was a "callous, opportunistic, wicked predator" who abused people who had a right to be safe, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.

Victims were let down as "people and institutions turned a blind eye" to Savile's crimes, Hunt said.

Hunt said the whole country will share a "deep sense of revulsion" at the details of Savile's crimes.

"He was a sickening and prolific sexual abuser who repeatedly exploited the trust of a nation for his own vile purposes," Hunt told MPs as he apologised on behalf of the government and NHS.

Health Secretary apologises for Savile hospital abuse

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised on behalf of the government and NHS for letting down the victims of Jimmy Savile, after a series of investigations found Savile had subjected patients in hospitals to "sickening" sexual abuse.

Jeremy Hunt addressing MPs in the Commons.

"Today I want to apologise on behalf of the Government and the NHS to all the victims who were abused by Savile in NHS-run institutions," Mr Hunt told MPs.

"We let them down badly and however long ago it may have been, many of them are still reliving the pain they went through.

"If we cannot undo the past, I hope that honesty and transparency about what happened can at least alleviate some of the suffering, it's the least we owe them."

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