Hoax Nurse's Suicide Letter Shows Criticism by Senior Hospital Staff

The family lawyer asks the hospital to disclose all information on the case

By on December 14th, 2012 16:11 GMT

Jacintha Saldanha's husband, Ben Barboza, is asking for an investigation into King Edward VII hospital's staff, following her death.

It appears one of three suicide notes left by the nurse after answered a prank phone call about Kate Middleton's wellbeing includes details about how the hospital acted.

A source close to the family tells the Mirror how senior hospital staff treated her very harshly following the incident, probably causing her to have a breakdown.

“One of the letters, which is the longest, deals with the hospital and is critical in its tone. Needless to say, Ben wants a full inquiry into what happened, and he wants to make sure the truth comes out. Within the letter Jacintha calls into question some of the treatment she received at the hospital,” the source states.

Police found a total of three notes which are now in their possession, with transcripts provided to the family.

“At this time there are no suspicious circumstances. Two notes were found at the scene and another note recovered from her belongings,” police officials describe.

In the contents of one of the notes, Jacintha left instructions on how her close ones should arrange her funeral.

As we also reported before, she was found hanging by a co-worker, on hospital grounds.
Senior Labour MP Keith Vaz is asking the hospital to release all the information they have on the case, to bring the family closure.

“I have dealt with similar cases in the past and I would agree with the Prime Minister that the family need to get the full facts, from the time she took the call from 2Day FM to the time she was found,” he writes.

Below, Indian nurses protest against 2Day DJ's “foolish” behavior. Bringing insight into her way of thought, as it is influenced by her Indian upbringing, a spokesman reinforces the theory that Saldanha's shame motivated her suicide.

“The nurse was traumatized so much, that she could not face anybody and she committed suicide. The government has been giving them money, but her life cannot be brought back,” he says.

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