Jimmy Savile had 'too much freedom' at Stoke Mandeville

Chris McFarlane, the former director of nursing at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, has admitted that Jimmy Savile was given “too much freedom” to access all areas of the hospital.

She told ITV News that she saw his behaviour change over time as he became more famous, and that there was a sense that “whatever Jimmy wanted he could get” because of his fundraising activities.

But she also said she was shocked to hear the allegations of abuse and that she was sure such behaviour would not have been tolerated knowingly at Stoke Mandeville: