Two Sutton hospitals to investigate Jimmy Savile link claims

Sutton Guardian: Jimmy Savile is believed to have abused hundreds of victims Jimmy Savile is believed to have abused hundreds of victims

Two hospitals in Sutton are to carry out investigations in relation to links with serial sex attacker Jimmy Savile.

The Royal Marsden in Sutton and Chelsea, and Queen Mary’s Hospital previously situated in Carshalton Beeches, are among 19 hospital trusts that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced would be investigated yesterday.

The Metropolitan Police passed information on the additional trusts to the Department of Health following a “document review.”

Mr Hunt said he expected reports on visits by the late DJ to those hospitals by next June, bringing the total number of hospitals under investigation to 32.

Savile, a former BBC presenter of Top Of The Pops and Jim’ll Fix It is believed to have abused hundreds of victims.

He died in October 2011 aged 84, a year before allegations that he had sexually abused children came to light.

A spokesperson for Epsom and St Helier University Trust said: “Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust can confirm that it has been passed information by the Department of Health regarding Jimmy Savile, which names Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children (previously situated at Carshalton Beeches) for investigation.

"We will investigate this evidence thoroughly."

A spokesman for The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust said there was no evidence to support the Savile claim.

He said: “We have been passed information from 28 years ago by the Department of Health about Jimmy Savile.

“We have already carried out an initial investigation and we cannot find any evidence to date to support this information, or that Jimmy Savile has ever visited our hospital.”

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8:50pm Sat 30 Nov 13

Bill UKIP C&W says...

So the Metropolitan Police did a 'document review' and passed their findings to the Department of Health.

A spokesman for The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust said "there was no evidence to support the Savile claim."

Well there was some documentation.

The propensity for hiding unpalatable stories has been the stock in trade of the NHS for many years. Sir David Nicholson was dragged to a Commons Select Committee and disclosed the huge number of compromise Agreements that had been done in the NHS i.e. the so called Gagging Orders.

The Royal Marsden's reply is most unsatisfactory, because just because they can find no evidence doesn't mean there is none. Are reputations at stake? The sad part of it is that if Saville did visit and abuse the vulnerable sick children with cancer, what are the chances of them having survived in those 28 years? No wonder there is 'no evidence.'
So the Metropolitan Police did a 'document review' and passed their findings to the Department of Health. A spokesman for The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust said "there was no evidence to support the Savile claim." Well there was some documentation. The propensity for hiding unpalatable stories has been the stock in trade of the NHS for many years. Sir David Nicholson was dragged to a Commons Select Committee and disclosed the huge number of compromise Agreements that had been done in the NHS i.e. the so called Gagging Orders. The Royal Marsden's reply is most unsatisfactory, because just because they can find no evidence doesn't mean there is none. Are reputations at stake? The sad part of it is that if Saville did visit and abuse the vulnerable sick children with cancer, what are the chances of them having survived in those 28 years? No wonder there is 'no evidence.' Bill UKIP C&W

6:40am Sun 1 Dec 13

Binsanity says...

A friend and I were volunteers during the paralympics at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the 80s. It was here we saw Saville at his creepiest, following Charles and Diana were ever they went like an obedient poodle. You could feel Charles annoyance at this horrible little man who was there at every turn and would not leave them alone. Saville made it his business to be seen and associated with every one that was anyone, this was his disguise and probably the reason he was never prosecuted. That and the fact most people thought he was a harmless creepy little weirdo. How many friends did he have in certain positions to allow his crimes to happen and go unpunished ? They must be found and be held just as responsible as the perpetrator for these crimes, for they are still amoungst us and in positions of authority.
A friend and I were volunteers during the paralympics at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the 80s. It was here we saw Saville at his creepiest, following Charles and Diana were ever they went like an obedient poodle. You could feel Charles annoyance at this horrible little man who was there at every turn and would not leave them alone. Saville made it his business to be seen and associated with every one that was anyone, this was his disguise and probably the reason he was never prosecuted. That and the fact most people thought he was a harmless creepy little weirdo. How many friends did he have in certain positions to allow his crimes to happen and go unpunished ? They must be found and be held just as responsible as the perpetrator for these crimes, for they are still amoungst us and in positions of authority. Binsanity

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