Worthing Hospital meeting will discuss Savile NHS inquiry

Jimmy Savile SUS-150527-140758001
Jimmy Savile SUS-150527-140758001

THE board of directors at the trust which looks after Worthing and Southlands hospitals is set to discuss an NHS inquiry into Jimmy Savile.

The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust public board meeting will take place tomorrow (May 28), from 10am until 12.45pm, in the boardroom at Worthing Hospital in Lyndhurst Road.

One of the items on the agenda is a Savile Inquiry action plan.

The hospital trust’s director of nursing and patient safety, Amanda Parker, has prepared a report which will give an update on actions following an NHS inquiry carried out by the Department of Health.

One of the recommendations from the ‘lessons learned’ report is that all NHS hospital trusts should develop a policy for agreeing to and managing visits by celebrities, VIPs and other official visitors.

The report includes a total of ten recommendations which apply to NHS trusts and foundation trusts.

In the trust’s agenda, it states under the ‘implications for quality of care’: “These results provide an opportunity to improve a patient’s safety by ensuring only individuals who have been screened or are accompanied have lone access to patients.”

Members of the public can attend the meeting which includes several other reports, such as a quality report, the annual complaints and PALS report, the national inpatient survey, the performance report and financial report.