Hoax family note criticism

The family of a nurse who took a prank call at the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated have condemned the publication of one of her suicide notes.

Hoax nurse family condemn suicide note publication

The family of a nurse who took a prank call at the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated have condemned the publication of one of her suicide notes.

Speaking on behalf of Jacintha Saldanha's family, MP Keith Vaz said:

The family of Jacintha Saldanha welcome the latest development concerning the application by the Australian DJ Mel Greig to appear before the inquest.

This will now allow the coroner to explore the role of the DJs in Jacintha's tragic death.

The family feel this will give them the opportunity to ensure that all relevant parties are before the inquest, including the hospital, the DJs and the radio station.

They are, however, distressed at the publication of the content of one of the suicide notes which, of course, was private.

They have appointed John Cooper QC to represent them at the inquest.

Hoax call nurse inquest adjourned until September

The inquest of a nurse who took a prank call about the Duchess of Cambridge from two Australian DJs will now take place in September.

Jacintha Saldanha was found dead in nurses' quarters three days after she answered the call at central London's King Edward VII's Hospital, where Kate was being treated for severe morning sickness in December.

Ms Saldanha answered the phone and put the pair through to a colleague who gave details of the Duchess's condition.

The inquest was due to take place in London this week, but a spokeswoman from Westminster Coroner's Court said it has been adjourned until September 12 and 13.

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Royal hoax DJ to 'appear' at nurse inquest

Mel Greig said she will appear at an inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha. Credit: Reuters

One of the Australian DJs who made a prank call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated will appear at an inquest into the death of the nurse who answered the phone, it was reported.

Mother-of-two Jacintha Saldanha was found dead in her nurses' quarters three days after she transferred the call from the DJs to a colleague at London's King Edward VII's Hospital who then described Kate's condition in detail.

DJ Mel Greig said she was "determined to answer any questions surrounding her role in these tragic events" and would appear in person or by video link, BBC News reported.

The inquest will be held on 2 May.