Royal hoax call nurse's funeral

The funeral of the nurse who killed herself after a prank call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated has taken place in her home town in India.

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Hospital insists there was no criticism of hoax nurse

We would reiterate that Jacintha (Saldanha) was an outstanding nurse, doing her duty caring for sick patients. Following the hoax call hospital management offered her their support and told her that they considered her the victim of a cruel hoax. They stood by her actions, and made it clear there was no criticism of her, and that there would be no disciplinary action of any kind.

– King Edward VII’s Hospital

A memorial service was held this morning by the hospital for Mrs Saldanha.

Chief executive John Lofthouse said the service offered everyone here a chance to "pay their respects and remember a dear colleague."

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