Savile investigation team sets up hospitals website

a new website has been set up by the independent team investigating Jimmy Savile’s behaviour in Leeds hospitals.

NHS bosses launched the inquiry into the shamed TV star’s activities in the city’s hospitals, which he had a long association with.

Following hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse against Savile a nationwide investigation looking into his involvement with the NHS was started by the Department of Health.

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The inquiry relating to Leeds hospitals is being held by Professor Sue Proctor, former Chief Nurse for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Retired police officer Det Supt Ray Galloway, who led the hunt for missing York chef Claudia Lawrence, is assisting the investigation and interviewing witnesses. Last year it was revealed that six people had contacted Leeds hospital bosses about incidents involving the former presenter.

The independent investigation team says its inquiries will continue in private until September, before its final report is published as requested by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at a later date.

Linda Pollard, chairman of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, told a meeting of hospital directors: “I am having regular conversations with the panel that has been set up and it is moving at a pace now.”

The investigators are appealing for anyone with information about Savile’s behaviour within the NHS in Leeds to email [email protected] or call 0113 206 7274. More details about the investigation are on the website www.speakingoutleeds.co.uk