Rumor: Hospital criticism prompted nurse suicide

Hospital criticism prompted suicide of nurse in Duchess Kate hoax.


UNCONFIRMED: Contents of suicide notes is reporting that The Daily Mail claims to have a source connected to the nurse's family who says one of Jacintha Saldanha’s suicide notes is critical of the hospital for the treatment she received.

  A hospital spokesperson claims hospital management was supportive, but they are not privy to what she wrote in the notes, according to Click here to read more from The Daily Mail report.


While on duty as a senior nurse at King Edward VII Hospital in London, Saldanha answered a hoax call from Australian radio DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and sought information about Duchess Kate.

  Saldanha transferred the call to the ward of the duchess, at which time a second nurse provided the DJs confidential information about the pregnant duchess, who was being treated for acute morning sickness. Saldanha was later found dead in her apartment.


CONFIRMED: Donations to family

  CNN, USA Today and several other media outlets are reporting that Sydney-based 2DayFM will donate the remainder of this year’s advertising profits to a fund for Saldanha’s family. King Edward VII Hospital chairman Lord Glenarthur said the Jacintha Saldanha Memorial Fund has been established in her memory. Many donations from around the world already have been made, Glenarthur said.


Death threats

Meanwhile, according to Australia’s Herald Sun, police have launched an investigation into death threats against the staff of Southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of 2DayFM, the radio station where Greig and Christian work. Station management has recruited 24-hour bodyguard protection and employees have been forced to move into “safe houses.”


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