“The Trust can confirm that it has been passed information by the Department of Health regarding Jimmy Savile, which refers to Dryburn Hospital. This information does not refer to contact with patients. Dryburn Hospital closed in 2001. As the legacy organisation for the hospital, the Trust will investigate this information and respond as required.”
– County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
“York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust can confirm that it has been passed information by the Department of Health regarding Jimmy Savile, which names the Whitby Memorial Hospital, for investigation. We will work closely with the Department of Health to investigate the matter thoroughly.”
Scarborough Council is meeting today to strip Jimmy Savile of his freedom of the borough. His names was removed from the role of honour last year, when it was also agreed in principal that his freedom should be revoked. This is the first time this sort of thing has happened.
Jimmy Savile may become the first person to be stripped of Freedom of the Borough status by Scarborough Council. He has already has his name removed from a roll of honour board at Scarborough Town Hall and his memorial overlooking the town.