Kieran Walshe's view


Randeep Ramesh “Those who shielded Jimmy Savile are still silent”

何故Jimmy Savileの性犯罪がかくも長き間放置され、被害者の声が圧殺されたのか。
その原因のひとつとして、Kieran Walshe氏*2はそもそもNHSにはスタッフの性犯罪に甘いというか、内部の性犯罪を隠蔽する体質があったことを、事例を添えて述べている;

Kieran Walshe, professor of health policy and management at Manchester university, points out that the NHS has had a long history of shielding sex abusers. He says that a decade ago a gynaecologist struck off for botched operations on hundreds of women was accused by former patients of being a serial sex attacker – two years after his death.

"You had then the cases of two doctors who had sexually abused York psychiatric patients in the 1970s and 1980s and police only began investigating two decades later. One went to prison; the other was put on the sex offenders register. This is about power and status and the way the hierarchy and the secrecy of the NHS make it very difficult for patients who are abused to voice concerns. Of course, Savile was an outsider but it's the same analysis," he said