Edward VII Hospital boss: 'Our nurses are caring, professional people'

The 2Day FM presenters said on their show it was the "easiest prank call ever made", as they put on mock British accents they later described as "terrible".

Hospital chief executive John Lofthouse condemned the call on Tuesday and said there was no chance the Duchess could have received the call

I think this whole thing is pretty deplorable, our nurses are caring, professional people trained to look after patients, not to cope with journalistic trickery of this sort.

Technically I think this was a breach of patient confidentiality, which I very much regret. Having said that, the information which was inadvertently revealed is already in the public domain.

– Hospital chief executive John Lofthouse's statement on Tuesday

The 2Day FM presenters, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, later apologised for their actions as did their radio station.

The station was expected to issue a statement about the death later today.

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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.