Jimmy Savile abused 60 people at Stoke Mandeville hospital, inquiry finds
The report published yesterday, reveals perhaps only part of the extent to which Savile carried out his odious sex abuse over many decades. The report contains many recommendations in respect of measures to be introduced covering monitoring of volunteers in the NHS, reporting incidents of suspected abuse, and a number of other proposals most of which Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health, accepted during his statement to the House of Commons yesterday (26th February 2015). During the same statement Mr Hunt issued an apology on behalf of the government and NHS, on at least three occasions which now seems to be standard practice as if in some way, saying sorry makes every thing all right. It was also noticeable that the report contained detailed descriptions of the abuse carried out at the hospitals, facts which the television news media seemed keen to pick up and repeat at regular intervals throughout the rest of the day. Of course, no report or statement would be complete without the usual phrases, repeated ad nauseam, that “lessons must be learned”, or “we must ensure that this can never happen again” and the usual almost patronising sound bites, stated no doubt, to convince the public that the “authorities” are in control of the matter and are taking steps to prevent such occurrences in the future. Alas, history tells us that all too frequently the lessons are not learned and that the same or very similar events reoccur.
It seems to me that yesterdays reports and statements had a glaring omission amid all the testimony and accounts of allegations, reports and information being ignored or dismissed by “management” and others. Nowhere, is there any mention of investigating how and why is there no examination into who was or is involved in the conspiracy to cover up the crimes not only in Stoke Manderville and other hospitals, but also in the wider aspects of this scandal. It is all very well to report on the historical events and what if anything will be done in an effort to alleviate the ongoing problem of sexual abuse, but the public demand and expect individuals concerned to be exposed and prosecuted, no matter what there position may be in society. The cover up to protect Aristocracy, MP's, celebrities and others is an outrageous scandal and must be dismantled and the perpetrators of these crimes must be put on trial.
The victims of these crimes and the public generally deserve no less.