The investigation into allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile has widened after further claims involving hospitals not featured in earlier inquiries were uncovered.
A total of 12 NHS trusts have been contacted over fresh investigations that have emerged since June into alleged abuse by Savile on NHS premises.
One new alleged victim has told ITV News the late DJ was a monster who will haunt her for the rest of her life.
ITV News North of England Correspondent Damon Green reports:
A hospital trust contacted over allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile says it will investigate the evidence thoroughly.
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust is investigating claims at Halifax Royal Infirmary, which has been closed for a number of years.
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that it has been passed information regarding Jimmy Savile, which names the Halifax Royal Infirmary for investigation.
This hospital has been closed for a number of years and this Trust is the legacy organisation for the hospital.
We will investigate this evidence thoroughly and, if necessary ensure that any lessons are learnt for the future.
The scale of abuse by Jimmy Savile could be even greater after 12 hospital trusts were alerted to fresh allegations against the disgraced entertainer.
This list includes eight hospitals and one ambulance service that are now starting investigations for the first time.
A lawyer for a number of Savile's alleged victims said many felt it was the "first time they'd ever been listened to".
ITV News Correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:
Outstanding reports into abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals have been delayed after a fresh wave of allegations came to light.
Twelve trusts have been contacted over the new claims.
In a ministerial statement, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said trusts should be able to publish their findings in January 2015.
"At the request of the Crown Prosecution Service, the publication of the NHS investigations into Jimmy Savile is being delayed until the conclusion of ongoing legal proceedings."
Findings of investigations into Savile's activities at 28 hospitals were published in June.
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.
A total of 12 NHS trusts have been contacted over fresh investigations that have emerged since June into alleged abuse by Jimmy Savile on NHS premises, the Department of Health has said in a written statement.
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.
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."
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.
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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".