Kate Middleton hospital nurse left a 'suicide note'

by Jennifer Barton
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The latest developments in the investigation of the death of Kate Middleton hospital nurse Jacintha Saldanha reveal that she left a suicide note for her family.

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Mrs. Saldhana, the senior duty nurse at King Edward VII hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted with acute morning sickness last week, was found dead on Friday, and is thought to have commited suicide after transferring a hoax phone call from Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles in order to glean confidential information on Middleton's hospital stay.

New details emerged today revealing that the 46-year-old nurse, who left behind husband Benedict Barboza and two children, Junal, 17, and Lisha, 14, had left a suicide note for her family.

Saldanha's husband, an NHS accountant, is reportedly furious with how the hospital is handling the investigation into his wife's death. A friend of the family's told the Daily Mirror:

'He’s very angry about all the proceedings, not only about the DJs but all the handling of the situation in the hospital. He feels very angry about the hospital management.

'He’s been full of stress about the whole thing. It’s not a very nice time.'

Labour MP Keith Vaz, who is representing the family, explained the family are hoping for some answers.

'What the family need are the full facts. What the chairman of the hospital said to me was that there are inquiries going on in the hospital… That is not sufficient for the family. There are unexplained circumstances. The family want to know everything. All the facts, fully and clearly.

'The hospital needs to be more proactive, a full inquiry is needed and the family need to be included in that.'

Mr. Vaz also revealed that the close-knit family hadn't known about Jacintha's involvement with the hoax call until after her death.

The Australian company which owns the radio station responsible for the prank call, 2Day FM, has pledged £320,000 to a memorial fund in Mrs. Saldanha's name that the King Edward VII hospital has set up. The station has also cancelled its annual Christmas party.

Greig and Christian, the DJs at the centre of the scandal, broke their silence on the affair in an interview over the weekend, where they said they were 'gutted, shattered and heartbroken' over nurse Saldanha's death.

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