The Trust has conducted a thorough investigation into an allegation that Jimmy Savile abused an inpatient at the hospital in 1971.
Despite rigorous examination of information provided by the informant, the Trust has found no evidence that the alleged incident took place. We also found no evidence of Jimmy Savile fundraising on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital and there were no, and never have been, access arrangements or privileges accorded to Jimmy Savile at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The Trust takes safeguarding matters extremely seriously and adheres to a strict VIP visitors policy which ensures that they are accompanied at all times. A copy of the full report is attached below:
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Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is the country’s leading centre for treating sick children, with the widest range of specialists under one roof.