Hoax nurse 'found hanging'

An inquest has heard that Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who unwittingly transferred a prank call from two Australian radio DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, was found hanging in her nurses' quarters.

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MP 'disappointed' by Australian station's help to nurse's family

Keith Vaz MP, who represented the family of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, has written to the owners of Australian radio station 2Day FM to express his "concern" that Southern Cross Austereo "appears to have not taken any steps to assist the family."

A section of a letter sent by Keith Vaz MP to Rhys Holleran, Chief Executive of Southern Cross Austereo.
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Media group's nurse fund donation welcomed by hospital

Lord Glenarthur, Chairman of King Edward VII’s Hospital, has welcomed news that Southern Cross Media Group are set to make a sizeable donation to the family of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.

Jacintha Saldanha was an outstanding nurse who was much loved by everyone at King Edward VII’s Hospital. After discussion with her family, we have established the Jacintha Saldanha Memorial Fund to benefit her husband and children at this difficult time. I am pleased to announce that many donations have already been made from around the world.

I have today read that Southern Cross Media Group have pledged to make a minimum donation of $500,000 Australian Dollars to an appropriate fund. We would certainly welcome such a donation to the Jacintha Saldanha Memorial Fund.

– Lord Glenarthur


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Westminster Cathedral to hold mass for Royal baby nurse

A spokesman for Westminster Cathedral confirmed the December 15 mass. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA

A mass is to be held for Royal baby nurse Jacintha Saldanha at London's Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.

The mass will be offered "for the repose of the soul of Jacintha and her grieving family," a spokesman for the Cathedral said. "We would hope to hold a more formal memorial after the inquest has concluded."


Inquest begins into death of hoax nurse

Jacintha Saldanha

Police say the details about how hoax call victim Jacintha Saldanha died will be revealed today at an inquest into her death.

The Bristol nurse was found dead in her central London apartment on Friday, 3 days after answering a prank call from two DJ's impersonating the Queen and Prince Charles.

The Coroner will today reveal the results of her post-mortem.

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Report: DJs' show axed after royal prank call tragedy

Michael Christian and Mel Greig's show has been axed. Credit: 2Day FM

The Australian radio show responsible for the Royal prank call has reportedly been axed by the station's bosses.

2Day FM presenters Michael Christian and Mel Greig - who have today broken their silence over nurse Jacintha Saldanha's suicide - were taken off air following last week's hoax.

According to Australian media reports, the station's parent company, Southern Cross Austereo, issued the ban and ordered a "blanket ban" on all prank calls across their networks.

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