Fresh Savile Abuse Allegations Emerge In Relation To NHS

New Information Passed To Police And Authorities


New allegations of abuse related to Jimmy Savile have emerged in relation to a number of NHS Trusts, it has been confirmed.

The NHS Legacy Unit, which is responsible for investigations being undertaken by the NHS into abuse allegations linked to the former broadcaster, has revealed that new details on hospitals and other services has been passed to authorities.

The 12 services highlighted in the latest batch of allegations have been confirmed as:

  • Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale Pennine Acute NHS Trust
  • Scott House Hospital, Rochdale Calderstones NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bethlem Royal Hospital, South London and the Maudsley NHS Trust
  • Shenley Hospital, Central and North West London NHS Trust
  • West Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Yorkshire Ambulance Service
  • St Martins Hospital, Canterbury Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
  • Meanwood Park Hospital, Leeds and York Partnerships Foundation Trust
  • Calderdale Royal Hospital, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt outlined in a written statement that the new allegations had become apparent following work on 28 investigations reports into Savile and the NHS which were published in June.

Expert Opinion
It is incredibly worrying to see more concerns related to Savile emerge and it is vital that authorities work quickly to full investigate these new allegations.

"The extent of the abuse highlighted by previous and ongoing investigations has been truly horrifying and the revelation of further allegations raises even more concerns regarding his activities and how he was able to offend over a number of years. Where possible, lessons simply have to be learned to prevent such problems from ever being seen again.

"It is absolutely imperative that amid the investigations, any victims who have come forward are given the full support and care they need. It is an incredibly brave step to speak out on such issues and it is vital those who do so are given the care they need to recover from the incredibly difficult ordeals they have faced.

"It should also be remembered that, while recent high-profile cases involving celebrities and public figures have increased publicity around historic sexual offences, not all of these crimes are committed by famous faces."
Tracey Storey, Partner