Staffordshire Police is working closely with the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust and The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust on its ongoing investigation ‘Operation Anzu’.
The force is looking into concerns about the appropriateness of care provided by an individual who worked in the NHS and previously worked at both the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley. This individual no longer works at either hospital.
The hospitals have written to a number of families about the care they or their family member received.
The hospitals have set up dedicated helplines for any patients or guardians who may have concerns:
Royal Stoke University Hospital – 01782 672540
Russells Hall Hospital – 01384 322311
You may wish to contact The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) on 0800 328 0904 or email [email protected]. This is a service for both children and adults.
Latest media statement:
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “There is an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual assault at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. A 35-year-old man, from the West Midlands, has been arrested and released under investigation pending further enquiries.
“For those who wish to contact the NSPCC for support, a helpline is in place.
“Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, it is not appropriate to comment further at this time.”
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