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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Royal nurse post-mortem results released tomorrow

Jacintha Saldanha was found dead last Friday. Credit: Police

The result of a post-mortem on royal hospital nurse who apparently killed herself will be released at the inquest into her death tomorrow, Scotland Yard said.

The examination to establish the cause of Jacintha Saldanha's death began yesterday and has concluded but its result will not be officially announced until the hearing at Westminster Coroner's Court on Thursday morning.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned as inquiries are continuing.

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Post-mortem due on nurse

A post-mortem examination is due to be held today on the nurse who apparently took her own life after she was duped by a hoax call made to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge.

Jacintha Saldanha died in a suspected suicide on Friday after she was fooled by two Australian radio hosts making a prank call to the King Edward VII's Hospital in London.

The hospital worker transferred the presenters, who were pretending to be the Queen and the Prince of Wales, to a colleague who described Kate's condition in detail.


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Jacintha Saldanha's family 'devastated by the loss of loving mother and wife'

Benedict Barboza holds a picture of his wife, Jacintha Saldanha, and stands with their daughter outside the House of Commons

Jacintha Saldanha's widower Benedict and their son and daughter have been at the House of Commons, speaking on their behalf Labour MP Keith Vaz has said they are, "devastated by the death of Jacintha, a loving mother and a loving wife."

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Nurse's family 'grateful for the messages of support'

Keith Vaz embracing Jacintha's Saldanha husband Benedict Barboza and his two children. Credit: ITV News

In a statement read by Labour MP Keith Vaz, the family of Jacintha Saldanha said they would like to thank the world's media for giving them the space to grieve and respect their privacy.

They also said they were grateful for the messages of support from around the world.

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Memorial fund for family of Jacintha Saldanha

The King Edward VII’s Hospital has announced details of a memorial fund for Jacintha Saldanha. The hospital said that money raised will go to the nurse's family.

Jacintha Saldanha sadly died last week in tragic circumstances.

She was an outstanding nurse whose loss has shocked and saddened everyone at the hospital.

Following discussions with her family, we have now established the Jacintha Saldanha Memorial Fund in her memory.

– Lord Glenarthur, Chairman of King Edward VII’s Hospital

Everyone is aware of the terrible events of the past week.

All our thoughts are with Jacintha’s family, her husband and children.

We have offered them our deepest condolences and any support that we can provide.

We know that many people around the world would like to do the same, and so we have established this fund in order that donations can be used to help the family at this tragic time.

King Edward VII’s Hospital will, of course, be supporting this important initiative

– John Lofthouse, Chief Executive of King Edward VII’s Hospital


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