Jimmy Savile boasted that he slept with nurses in a hospital where he freely abused sick and disabled patients, one of his victims claimed last night.
Managers allegedly gave Savile his own room at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire where several of his victims have alleged he abused them.
There are suspicions a blind eye was turned to child abuse because Savile raised millions of pounds for the hospital. In a further disclosure, Edwina Currie, the former health minister who appointed Savile to a position at Broadmoor, said he had information that "gave him a hold" over staff.
"As a result, ministers were never given the information, when we could have barred him," she said.
Christine McFarlane, the director of nursing and patient care at Stoke Mandeville in the 1980s and 1990s, said she was unaware of the allegations against Savile. She admitted that staff gave him too much freedom because they were afraid he would "try to take his money away".
She told ITV News: "He walked through the doors everywhere because he was Jimmy Savile, nobody argued with him.
"There was a fine balance for them (the staff) to reach in not upsetting Jimmy to the point where he was likely to walk away or try to take his money away."
Debbie Curtis, who first met Savile when she was 15 years old, said he spent years "pursuing" her. She claims he tried to sexually assault her after inviting her to the hospital to meet patients with spinal injuries.
According to Ms Curtis, who was 22 at the time of the alleged assault in 1987, he told her: "It's good living in nurses' quarters because they would often get into my bed at night."
Seconds later, Ms Curtis says Savile tried to sexually assault her.
She told ITV News: "He said sit down so I sat on the edge of the bed. And then he proceeded to push me down and tried to get his hands down my pants.
"I pushed him away and said no, and with that he pulled his trousers down. He started saying I was a bit naughty. I kicked him as hard as I could in the groin, opened the door and ran."
Two other women claim they were sexually assaulted by Savile while at the hospital as teenagers. Another patient claimed he was fondled in Savile's Rolls-Royce at a Stoke Mandeville fund-raiser when he was nine.
A 1972 picture of the boy standing next to Savile's car in Portsmouth hours before he was abused was released by lawyers for the victim in an attempt to find out why Savile was in the area.
There were also further allegations about Savile at Leeds General Infirmary.
Terry Pratt, a former porter, claimed Savile frequently took "star-struck" teenage girls to a private hospital block.
Leeds General Infirmary said it believed Mr Pratt was mistaken in his comments because he did not start working at the trust until 1990. The trust said it had been assured porters did not have keys for the nurses' accommodation.
As the allegations mount Savile's £4.3m (€5.3m) estate has been frozen amid expectations that some of the alleged victims will lodge claims for damages.
A spokesman for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Stoke Mandeville Hospital, said: "We have no record of any incidents of this nature. We take the protection of our patients very seriously." (©Daily Telegraph, London)