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Investigation report into allegation of abuse by Jimmy Savile at St Catherine's Hospital in 1964 published

Investigation report into allegation of abuse by Jimmy Savile at St Catherine's Hospital in 1964 published

 

Today, Thursday 26 June 2014, investigation reports into the allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile have been published by hospitals and healthcare facilities as part of a nationally co-ordinated process by the Department of Health.

Today, Wirral Community NHS Trust has published our investigation into an offence that took place at the former St Catherine’s Hospital, Birkenhead in 1964. The victim, who originally reported the incident to the police as part of Operation Yewtree, was 14 years old in 1964 when the incident occurred. The police reported a crime of ‘sexual touching’ and in cooperation with the relevant authorities, Wirral Community NHS Trust commissioned an independent investigation.

Simon Gilby, Chief Executive of Wirral Community NHS Trust said “As the report is published our thoughts are with the victim of this offence. It is completely unacceptable that it should have been allowed to happen and I apologise on behalf of the NHS that it was. Our investigation sought to establish as far as possible what happened. Importantly it has also been used to provide every assurance that something similar could not happen today, 50 years later.”

There is no suggestion that anyone employed by Wirral Community NHS Trust was in any way involved and the management at the time are now deceased.

There are a small number of recommendations in the report which have all been appropriately actioned, including sharing the lessons of the report with other NHS bodies locally, so that they can have the same assurance.


For all 28 reports please visit the Department of Health website.

 

 

Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 15:06

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