The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised to the victims of Jimmy Savile today saying "Savile's actions will shake our country to the core."
The scale of the disgraced DJ's catalogue of sexual abuse of the most vulnerable victims aged from just five to 75 has become clear. A report has been published detailing investigations at 28 hospitals including allegations of historic abuse at De la Pole hospital in Hull.
Today in the Commons one of the city's MPs, Diana Johnson, said the revelations raised concerns over plans to scale back background checks for volunteers in hospitals:
Jimmy Savile's victims also include parents, friends and health professionals traumatised by guilt a charity has said.
A West Yorkshire police officer who knew Jimmy Savile has won £60,000 libel damages over claims that he was a pervert.
The trust which runs Leeds General Infirmary where Jimmy Savile carried out years of abuse says the report is "profoundly shocking".