Grinning behind red glasses, child sex fiend Jimmy Savile at the hospital where nurses warned children ‘pretend to be asleep when he’s here’
This previously unseen photograph shows Sir Jimmy Savile inside the hospital where he is alleged to have abused sick and disabled patients.
The picture from 2005 shows the ‘Jim’ll Fix It’ star at Stoke Mandeville Hospital outside a cafe chillingly called ‘Jimmy’s’ in his honour.
Former BBC presenter Savile raised millions for the hospital in Aylesbury, Bucks, and worked as a volunteer there for many years.
But it is now claimed Stoke Mandeville chiefs allowed the predatory paedophile to boast he had his own bedroom at the hospital and had ‘lived’ there for two decades.
Nurses even resorted to warning youngsters to ‘pretend to be asleep’ when the warped Jim’ll Fix It star was approaching their wards, it has been claimed.
It is claimed teenagers in wheelchairs and others recovering from cancer were among those allegedly attacked by the sick BBC DJ.
One patient claimed he was fondled in Savile’s Rolls-Royce at a Stoke Mandeville fundraiser when he was just nine.
A further two women said Savile had forced kisses on them there when they were in their early teens.
Suspicions have been raised his behaviour was ignored because of the millions Savile raised for the hospital, which specialises in treating spinal injuries.
Stoke Mandeville insisted it had ‘no record’ of complaints about him.
The picture emerged as A Tory MP demanded a full inquiry into whether staff at Stoke Mandeville hospital were complicit in the sex abuse allegedly carried out by Jimmy Savile.
Rob Wilson, MP for Reading East, sent a letter to bosses at the hospital after the infirmary based in Aylesbury, Bucks., became embroiled in the child abuse scandal.
A number of former patients have come forward claiming they were sexually abused by Savile while they were being treated at the hospital.
Mr Wilson said: “The scale of the allegations against Sir Jimmy Savile is quite staggering.
“I do not think what is alleged to have happened at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to be acceptable in a decent society.
“I have written to the chief executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust today to request a full inquiry into what happened, what was known at the time, what records were kept and what is known now.
“If it is true, as alleged by ex-staff, that they were warned about Savile by hospital managers, they are complicit in the most disturbing of crimes.
“Some significant questions need to be answered. Such as why did it allow Jimmy Savile just to roam the hospital at will? Was it just because he raised money?
“Was there concerns because the charity tap was about to turn off?
“These are significant questions that need to be answered because the public needs reassuring.
“For the sake of the hospital’s reputation, I urge the Trust not to drag its feet and act quickly. We now need openness and transparency, not the establishment closing ranks.”
Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust said it had been contacted by the Metropolitan police this week and is supporting them with their inquiries.
But claimed it was inappropriate to conduct their own inquiry while the police investigation was being carried.
A spokesman Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust said: “At this stage in the proceedings it would not be appropriate for us to conduct our own internal investigation.
“If their findings suggest that we do need to take further action then we will do so.
“We have advised our staff that if they have any concerns or wish to raise anything relating to the allegations then they should contact their local police force.”
However, Mr Wilson said hiding behind the police investigation was not good enough.
He said: “Criminality is just one part of what’s going on.
“What about the culture within Stoke Mandeville Hospital? How could the hospital allow Jimmy Savile to get up to these things that he got up to?
“The evidence is growing, the weight of evidence is growing and the allegations are growing.
“If Stoke Mandeville orders a swift inquiry it makes the job of apologising much easier.
“It seems strange that if these complaints were being made nobody took them up or recorded them.
“We are talking about someone roaming around the hospital molesting underage girls. That’s apparently well known around the hospital.”
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) said they would never have given Jimmy Savile an honour if they were aware of the abuse allegations against them.
Jimmy Savile was made an honorary fellow of the RCR in 1996 after carrying out dozens of fundraising appeals for the organisation.
The RCR yesterday they were appalled by the serious allegations but could not retract the honour as it ceased to exist upon his death in 2011.
A spokeswoman said: “The RCR is aware of the very serious allegations concerning the late Sir Jimmy Savile who was an Honorary Fellow of the College from 1996 until his death in 2011.
“This honour, awarded for his role in public fundraising activities for the College, ceased upon his death and as such his name was removed from our Honorary Fellows list last year.
“Had we been aware of these allegations at the time the RCR would not have had this association with him.”
Jimmy also received an honorary Green Beret from the Royal Marines in 1970s for completing the commando speed march.
But the navy yesterday said they would only consider recinding the honour if the allegations are proven.
A spokeswoman for the Royal Marines said: “Currently there is no intent to strip him (Jimmy Savile) of his honorary Green Beret.
“As far as I am aware it is too soon to make a decision and is yet to be looked at.
“If allegations are proven then I am sure the matter will be looked at and a decision will be made.
“Unfortunately it is just to soon to say anything more on the matter.
“We are currently more focused on our various military operations, which obviously take priority.”