The above blog was written on 13th October 2012. On 10th October, the following statements appeared in the press as attentions became focused on the hospitals most closely associated with Sir Jimmy.
In a statement, Buckinghamshire Healthcare said it was "unaware of any record or reports of inappropriate behaviour of this nature during Sir Jimmy Savile's work with the Trust."
A spokesman for Leeds Teaching Hospitals said it did not have any record of complaints about his behaviour while he supported the hospital.
On the 11th October, Broadmoor Hospital offered it's statement.
A West London Mental Health NHS Trust spokeswoman said: "We have not been approached by police or by any former patients or their representatives with any allegations of abuse by the late Jimmy Savile.
In December 2012, three Hospital Trusts announced their individual investigations into allegations of abuse at their establishments. Stoke Mandeville and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust called their inquiries 'Speaking out' whilst Broadmoor under the West London Mental Health Trust (WLMHT) just called it's the 'Broadmoor Hospital investigation' !
I wanted to know more about the development and progress of the hospital investigations. After all, it is this aspect of the scandal that has caused the most heartbreak and disgust amongst the general public has it not ?
I have not been able to find out much about the progress of the Leeds and Stoke Mandeville inquiries but I have found some interesting pieces of information courtesy of the Board of West London Mental Heath Trust who now run the Hospital
For a start, they have monthly 'Board Meetings' of which minutes are printed ! I decided to see what they might (or might not) have been saying in their meetings since the end of last year, especially when I saw this !
Naturally, I clicked on that link, and skim read each entry. The first reference to JS came in the Mins for 31st October 2012
The next mention came in 30th January 2013
Then 29th May 2013
Then nothing until June :
Wasn't the first 'call' enough ?
In the last few weeks we have seen that the NHS investigation as a whole has been extended to more hospitals. The lawyers representing the claimants are not happy ! This from Slater and Gordon
'We agree with Mr Hunt’s comments that it is important that the NHS investigation is as thorough and detailed as possible. However we are keen to ensure that the reports are not prolonged. '
Ms Stanley's blog goes on
Our clients have taken part in these inquiries and are keen to obtain closure without enduring yet another arduous and drawn-out investigation. It is therefore important that any further investigation is treated as a priority and dealt with expeditiously.
Well, Ms Stanley, I guess you'll just have to wait because it looks as though the Hospital Investigations could go on for some time yet !
Here are the appeals made to the public by Broadmoor and Stoke Mandeville Hospital at the start of their investigations
NOTE THAT BOTH OF THESE APPEALS ASK FOR INFORMATION NOT STRICTLY LINKED TO THE ALLEGATIONS !
I'm sure that there are a lot of good folk out there who would be happy to give their views about these investigations and their feelings about Jimmy Savile's 'ROLE' in their lives ! PERHAPS OUR BLOGGER FROM ABLEIZE WOULD CONSIDER GETTING IN TOUCH, WITH US IF NO ONE ELSE !
There's still time to SPEAK UP .... not out !
P.S I never did find the info about the 'costs' of the investigation at Broadmoor, but, I guess we'll all hear about it soon enough !