Stoke Mandeville Hospital has defended its current safeguarding procedures following the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal.
Reading MP Rob Wilson said Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust should not ‘drag its feet and act quickly’ over claims patients and nurses were abused. He questioned whether staff were ‘complicit’ in the scandal.
In a new statement the trust said: “We have no record of any complaints of this nature and would have taken swift and decisive action if this had formally been raised with us. In 2010/11 we participated in a multiagency review which concluded that our current safeguarding processes were robust, however we constantly assure ourselves that all the correct procedures are in place.
“We continue to cooperate fully with the police in their enquiries and have met with them to discuss their review. We will maintain close contact with the police and once they have reported back over the next few weeks we will look at their findings to agree whether we should follow-up with our own internal enquiry. We are working closely with our staff and will support them in reporting to the police should they have any information related to the allegations.