A REVIEW, triggered by the Jimmy Savile scandal, has given a clean bill of health to all three Buckinghamshire hospitals over how children are protected.

Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Wycombe Hospital and Amersham Hospital were examined after the revelations about the deceased former television star.

A police interview with Savile recently released showed him boasting that he 'owned' Stoke Mandeville.

But the report by the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards in partnership with the Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust, indicated children and adults had been “safeguarded appropriately” across the hospitals.

The report made 35 recommendations, the priority being for the trust’s safeguarding training strategy be revised as soon as possible.

It looked at policy and practice within the last five years, and did not examine specific allegations made against Savile. These are being considered separately by the Department of Health.

An additional review will be carried out next year, see that 35 recommendations have achieved their targets.

Anne Eden, Chief Executive, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust said: "We very much welcome the audit and are pleased that it did not find any safeguarding situation where children or vulnerable adults have been at risk in our hospitals.

"The recommendations made by the safeguarding boards are extremely useful and will help us to further strengthen the framework we have in place.

"We take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and have already started addressing many of the recommendations, including the introduction of a comprehensive training strategy."

Charles Owen-Conway, Independent Chair of the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board said: "We have been encouraged by the positive response of the hospitals to the findings contained in the report and their willingness to build on the satisfactory levels of safeguarding across the various sites."

To read the report in full visit www.bucks-lscb.org.uk/view-executive-summary-bscb-bsab-hospital-review-please-click-here