County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust was one of 28
Trusts requested by the Department of Health to commission
investigations into information passed on, to the Department, by
the Metropolitan Police, concerning the late Jimmy Savile.
The information concerning the Trust suggested a possible
connection between Jimmy Savile and Dryburn Hospital and the scope
of the investigation was widened, on the Department's advice, to
cover Jimmy Savile's visit to the children's ward at Shotley Bridge
Hospital in 1981.
The investigation has found no evidence of any connection
between Jimmy Savile and Dryburn Hospital, and no evidence of any
untoward incidents taking place during the visit to Shotley Bridge
Hospital. A small number of potential improvements in our
procedures have been identified and are being actioned. The Trust
is not, however, complacent in any regard and will seek to learn
any lessons from the reports concerning other hospitals, in line
with our duty to safeguard patients from harm.
Click here to download the report on the Trust's
investigation into matters concerning the late Jimmy
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital