Investigation into matters relating to Jimmy Savile at Birch Hill Hospital

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Investigation into matters relating to Jimmy Savile at Birch Hill Hospital
26 February 2015

Dr Anton Sinniah, Acting Medical Director for The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said;
 
"Following information passed to us by the NHS Savile Legacy Unit in July 2014, we have conducted a full and thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding a single allegation about an event that happened 50 years ago at Birch Hill Hospital in Rochdale.
 
"Our investigation has been overseen by The NHS Savile Legacy Unit. We have worked very closely with the patient concerned and fully supported them throughout our investigation. We have followed a robust and thorough process aimed at protecting the interest of the former patient. We have scrutinised available historical records, and also involved and taken into account the testimonies from a number of witnesses including former NHS staff.
 
"Following our investigation, there is no evidence that Jimmy Savile had any association with Birch Hill Hospital or that he had any role within the organisation. There is no evidence that Jimmy Savile was at any time accorded special access or other privileges to Birch Hill Hospital, or that he was allowed any kind of unsupervised access to the site or indeed any hospital premises now run by this Trust.
 
"Our report is publicly available on our website."
 
The report can be found below.

Read all 16 Savile NHS Investigation reports on the Gov.UK website