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19 more hospitals in Savile probe

A further 19 hospitals are to be investigated over their links with Jimmy Savile, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced. They are in addition to the 13 that were initially named in a police inquiry into the disgraced television presenter.

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Savile cops' investigation reveals possible links

Detectives investigating cases of alleged abuse by Jimmy Savile at an initial 13 hospitals gleaned further information that patients at other facilities could have been targeted by the television presenter.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said in a statement:

The Metropolitan Police Service has completed its document review and transferred various material concerning Jimmy Savile and the NHS to the Department of Health.

The information has been passed on to the relevant hospital trust for further investigation as appropriate. Names of the hospitals are taken from the information received.

These include hospitals that may have closed in which case the information has been passed on to the legacy organisation.

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