One of the most shocking incidents revealed by the report into Jimmy Savile’s crimes was abuse at the Wheatfields Hospice in Headlingley, Leeds.
The incident, believed to have involved a teenager visiting a patient, is said to have taken place in 1977.
Helen Ankrett, palliative care services manager at the hospice run by care provider Sue Ryder, said: “Jimmy Savile was well known locally for his fundraising efforts for local charitable causes.
“As such I’m aware that, in the first few years of Wheatfields Hospice’s opening, he organised a few fundraising events in aid of the hospice. We’re appalled and dismayed to hear that an alleged incident took place on the premises of the hospice in 1977.
“Our thoughts are with the individual involved and their family at this difficult time, and we will, of course, fully support the police in their investigation.”
Another incident is reported to have occurred at High Royds Hospital at Menston, near Leeds, in 1989. The asylum closed a decade ago.
A spokesman for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which now runs mental health services in the city, said it would offer police its full cooperation to investigate the allegation.