Britain has an obligation to prevent the abuse that occurred at the hands of Jimmy Savile ever happening again, a leading investigator has said.
The chairwoman of the independent investigation into Leeds General Infirmary, Dr Sue Proctor, said:
Before saying anything about our findings, I want to commend the courage of those former patients, staff and visitors to Leeds General Infirmary who experienced abusive or inappropriate encounters with Savile.
Because they came forward voluntarily and told us what happened to them, the NHS in Leeds and across the country now has an opportunity and an obligation to learn from their accounts and make sure that what happened in Leeds at the hands of Savile can never happen again.
The NHS is in their debt and I am truly grateful to each of them.
For some, although the abuse took place decades ago, their experience endures as a painful and upsetting memory that still has an effect on them today.