Children's recovery centre in Savile abuse investigation

Jimmy Savile's links with a recovery home for children are being investigated, Health Minister Norman Lamb has revealed.

Woodhouse Eaves Children's Convalescent Home in Leicester has become the 33rd health institution to be subject to an NHS examination, with Savile's connections to 32 hospitals already under review.

Jimmy Savile with a cigar in his mouth.
Jimmy Savile's links with a recovery home for children in Leicester are being investigated. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

The final reports for all the investigations are expected to be completed by June, Mr Lamb said.

Former Top Of The Pops presenter Savile is thought to have used his position to abuse vulnerable patients, many of them children, at the hospitals.

Three major investigations were launched at Leeds General Infirmary, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Broadmoor Hospital after details first emerged about cases of alleged abuse by Savile.


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