Birmingham Children’s Hospital has set up a helpline for up to 250 young patients treated by a doctor later convicted of sexual assault.
Myles Bradbury is facing jail after admitting molesting cancer patients, some as young as eight, at a hospital in Cambridge.
The 41-year-old previously worked at Birmingham Children’s Hospital as a registrar and consultant from 2004 to 2008.
Chief nurse Michelle McLoughlin said staff were stunned and had moved swiftly to support youngsters treated by Bradbury during his time in the Midlands.
“The safety of the children and young people we care for is our top priority and we were deeply shocked to learn of the charges brought against Dr Bradbury,” she said.
“As soon as we were alerted to these allegations in July we contacted the children he treated and their families to offer our support and advice through a helpline. We continue to en-courage anyone with a concern to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service.”
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the investigation and are working with our partners at the Children’s Hospital to respond to any concerns from members of the public.”
Bradbury, a paediatric haematogolist and University of Birmingham graduate, abused boys aged eight to 17 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge from 2009 to 2013.
Appearing at Cambridge Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to a total of 25 offences, including sexual assault, and making more than 16,000 indecent images.
The court heard the offences involved 18 complainants.
Bradbury, 41, of Herringswell, Suffolk, was bailed ahead of his sentencing.
But he was told to expect a “substantial” prison term and was also ordered to sign the sexual offenders’ register.
n Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s PALS team is available on 0121 333 8403.