11th Oct 2012 9:26am | By Editor
As more sickening details emerge of the scale of Jimmy Savile’s child abuse, nurses at Stoke Mandeville hospital have said they knew he was a threat, and warned children to pretend they were asleep when he visited.
The NHS hospital, a spinal injuries specialist centre which Savile frequently raised money for, insisted it had ‘no record’ of complaints about him.
But there are suspicions a blind eye was turned to child abuse because Savile was able to raise millions of pounds for them.
Savile even boasted he had his own bedroom at the Buckinghamshire hospital and had ‘lived’ there for two decades, reports the Daily Mail.
While he volunteered as a hospital porter during that time, it is now becoming clear he used the opportunity to attack countless sick and disabled children, groping, forcibly kissing and raping them.
The BBC has issued an apology to the late presenter’s many victims, but NHS chiefs are yet to launch an investigation into the claims.
Tory MP Rob Wilson said: "The scale of the allegations against Sir Jimmy Savile is quite staggering. I do not think what is alleged to have happened at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to be acceptable in a decent society. I have written to the chief executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust today to request a full inquiry into what happened, what was known at the time, what records were kept and what is known now."
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