The full scale of the abuse carried out by Jimmy Savile at hospitals in and around Leeds is to be revealed today.
The Department of Health was this morning due to release reports into the activities of the presenter at Leeds General Infirmary and St James’s University Hospital, where his victims over several decades were as young as five years old.
An NHS report into Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire was also due to come out today, but those abused by Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire have been told their investigation has been shelved until later in the year.
The total number of hospitals being investigated by the NHS is 32, with all the reports due to be published this morning.
They include Seacroft in Leeds, Pinderfields in Wakefield, the former De La Pole hospital in Hull, the former Whitby Memorial Hospital, Dewsbury and District Hospital and High Royds Hospital, the former psychiatric hospital at Menston, near Leeds.
The probe in Leeds is being chaired by Prof Sue Proctor, Diocesan Secretary of Ripon and Leeds, and led by Ray Galloway, a former detective superintendent with North Yorkshire Police who investigated the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence.