11 Jan 2013
West London Mental Health NHS Trust Chief Executive, Steve Shrubb, said:
“The Trust welcomes the Metropolitan Police report into the alleged criminal activities perpetrated by Jimmy Savile. The scale and nature of the incidents described in the report is deeply distressing for all those involved.
“The Department of Health and the Trust will look to the Metropolitan Police to share any information they have that would help us in our investigation of Jimmy Savile’s activities at Broadmoor Hospital, once they have completed their work.
“The Trust and the Department of Health have jointly commissioned an independent investigation team led by Dr Bill Kirkup CBE and supported by a local oversight panel to carry out the investigation into Jimmy Savile’s activities at Broadmoor Hospital.
“The investigation team have already begun reviewing thousands of files and records as part of the information gathering process and they will meet with witnesses in due course. The Trust expects to be able to submit a final report to the Trust Board and the Department of Health by year-end.”
If anyone has information that could help the investigation team or needs support as a result of Jimmy Savile’s alleged criminal activities at Broadmoor Hospital please contact the investigation on 0800 783 5865 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Notes to editors
The Board of West London Mental Health NHS Trust (WLMHT) and the Department of Health (DH) have commissioned a joint investigation because the hospital reported directly to the Department between 1949 and 1989, to the Special Hospitals Service Authority between 1989 and 1996 and to the Broadmoor Hospital Authority between 1996 and 2001. Broadmoor Hospital has been part of the West London Mental Health NHS Trust since 2001.