Nurse Who Answered Prank Call at Kate’s Hospital Found Dead

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One of the first “commoners” to be somewhat in contact with Kate and William’s unborn baby is found dead shortly afterwards in suspected “suicide”. The events leading to this death are quite strange.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha took a prank call made by an Australian radio station impersonating the Queen and transferred it to another nurse who divulged personal information about Kate’s health. According to news sources, this faux-pas might have caused her to take her own life shortly afterwards.

It is way too early to advance any kind of conclusion regarding this story, but its premise is rather suspicious. I hope we are not looking at some kind of ritual sacrifice.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha who took a prank phone call at Duchess of Cambridge’s hospital is found dead in suspected suicide

A nurse who was duped into transferring a prank call from two Australian radio presenters at the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge for severe morning sickness was found dead in a suspected suicide.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, a nurse at the King Edward VII’s Hospital in central London, answered the call at 5.30am on Tuesday from the Sydney-based 2Day FM station, whose DJs pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles. Ms Saldanha put them through to a colleague who provided details of the Duchess’s condition.

Mrs Saldanha was found unconscious at a nurses’ residence close to the private hospital in Marylebone, central London, at about 9.35am this morning and despite the efforts of paramedics could not be revived. Scotland Yard said the death was not being treated as suspicious, and a source said officers were investigating whether she had taken her own life. Mental health experts cautioned against any assumptions about factors contributing to her death.

The nurse, a mother-of-two who started working at the hospital in 2008, is the first member of staff heard to answer on a recording of the hoax call from presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian.

Ms Greig, seeking to impersonate the Queen, asked to be put through to “my grand-daughter”, prompting Mrs Saldanha to reply: “Oh yes, just hold on ma’am.”

The hospital, which is rated as one of London’s best private medical establishments and has a reputation for closely guarding the privacy of its patients, spoke of its shock and “very deep sadness” at the death of Ms Saldanha, whose partner and two sons live in Bristol. Her family said last night: “We as a family are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Jacintha.”

In a statement, the hospital said: “She was an excellent nurse and well-respected and popular with all of her colleagues.

“We can confirm Jacintha was the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time.”

Lord Glenarthur, the hospital’s chairman, added: “This is a tragic event. Jacintha was a first class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds of patients during her time with us.”

The radio prank, which was pre-recorded and vetted by lawyers from the radio station before it was broadcast, was picked up by media worldwide and acutely embarrassing for the hospital, which has a long history as the hospital of choice for the royal family.

In a statement earlier this week, the hospital’s chief executive John Lofthouse condemned the prank, adding: “We take patient confidentiality extremely seriously and we are now reviewing our telephone protocols.”

Mr Lofthouse added: “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.”

The hospital offers its VIP patients private lines that are connected directly to their rooms but the Australian DJs were able to reach the Duchess’s personal nurse via the switchboard in an apparent breach of procedure.

It is understood that Mrs Saldanha, who was registered to practice in Britain in July 2003, had not been disciplined or suspended by the hospital.

She answered the hospital’s phone line in her role as duty nurse because there was no receptionist manning the switchboard at the time of the call.

St James’s Palace said that neither Prince William and his wife nor any royal staff had complained to the hospital about the prank, adding that they had offered their “full and heartfelt support” to staff and to the nurses involved.

The couple, who had to announce that they are expecting their first child sooner than planned after Kate was hospitalised with acute morning sickness on Monday, said that they were “deeply saddened” by Mrs Saldanha’s death. A spokesman at St James’s Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha’s family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time.”

While little information about Mrs Saldanha’s mental health was available, nurses’ leaders last night suggested that there could be a link between her death and the prank.

Dr Peter Carter, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, said: “It is deeply saddening that a simple human error due to a cruel hoax could lead to the death of a dedicated and caring member of the nursing profession.”

In a statement, the ambulance service said: “We were called at 9.25am this morning to an address on Weymouth Street. We sent two ambulance crews and a duty officer. Sadly the patient, a woman, was dead at the scene.”

The owners of the Sydney radio station said last night that the two presenters were “deeply shocked” at the nurse’s death and had agreed to stop broadcasting until further notice.

– Source: The Independent

 

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283 Comments on "Nurse Who Answered Prank Call at Kate’s Hospital Found Dead"


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Steve W
7 months 21 days ago

I'm with Mr Lofthouse,
The Australian DJs that perpetrated this are unthinking irreverent and putrid.
This would have been a very important event in that nurses life and they made her look and feel a fool in front of the very highest in the land.
Its unforgiveable.

Irra
2 years 6 months ago

I won't just kill myself for answering a prank call.

Theora
3 years 14 days ago

How did the radio personalities from Australia know that the Royal Family was in hospital and which hospital they were in?

curious
3 years 19 days ago

up to this day i have not heard any of the royals express their sympathy to the nurses family.

Misshonneyblaq
3 years 21 days ago

I will never understand people that go to sites just to discredit it. You know what this site is about, if you dont believe or want to know, please dont come to this site. You would be doing us and yourself a favor.

baZed
3 years 23 days ago

enough said.

proggy
3 years 1 month ago

It wasn't suicide…. she was "suicided"……….. I am just amazed there are some still in these royal despoitic factions that think like that…. If I were them I'd be far more concerned with what's coming down the pike for them in the way of exposure more so these days… but then again there's the masses and their opinion…. (in the singular)…. = no hope.

Madison
3 years 1 month ago

So, the lady that killed herself is not the person who revealed patient information, but she is the one who transferred the call? Now, she’s dead due to suicide, or maybe some kind of ritual sacrifice. I mean, what happened was pretty messed to, but she isn’t the one who disclosed the information so what reason would she have to commit suicide because of what happened? If she truly committed suicide, maybe it was something going on in her personal life. What radio station actually calls hospital as a prank? Better yet, what kind of health care professional would share… Read more »

Michelle
3 years 29 days ago

It is the same in Europe, that's the sad point, and this is why many people don't believe we really know what's going on.

IaMsaM
3 years 1 month ago

So why off the nurse who transferred the call but not the one who actually divulged the information? Unfortunately, people who suffer a great public humiliation often commit suicide.

Noor
3 years 1 month ago

Because the nurse who gave the info was a nurse that is allowed to be on Kate's floor therefore it is plausible she is involved in the occult and knows her place. The simple fact the call was let through to that floor could have made that nurse automatically assume it was them as it seems this hospital must have very tight security as it caters to the royals. I think this theory points to it being a set up for sacrificial purposes. We will never know.

IaMSaM
3 years 1 month ago

So why off the nurse who transferred the call but not the one who actually divulged the information?

Michelle
3 years 1 month ago

Dear StrikeEagle, this is either a homicide or a suicide, but has no sacrificial effetcs whatever, in the real human sacrifice the victim must give her free consent, in fact in the movie "The Omen" the bad but nice-looking nurse says aloud and spontaneously "This is for you Damien" this means she is also a luciferian even if she looks nice. Jacintha Saldanha didn't offer herself spontaneously for no one, if she killed herself the malediction will fall on her own family, unfortunately, if she was assassinated the malediction will fall on the family of the assassins. Because she didn't… Read more »

StrikeEagle
3 years 1 month ago

This is all a bit far fetched in my opinion. A few days ago it was reported that this particular nurse has undertaken previous suicide attempts in the past. In this backdrop it's fair to say that it's nonsense to think that there is some conspiracy behind this.

On a different note……..you guys speak about ritual sacrifices…………assume that the victim is a Godly person (good christian or whatever)…and she is been sacrificed……what happens to her soul? and would God permit such a thing?

Wondering soul
3 years 1 month ago

i hope someone will clarify something i am not too informed on this area but why if a sacrifice did take place did it have to be public couldnt they have found a random tramp etc…excuse me for how that comes across it could be a tramp a homeless person someone without family connections… obviously in my eyes a life a life but i hope you get the gist of what i mean.

Johny
3 years 1 month ago

If any blame were to fall on the staff at the hospital surely it woud have been on the nurse who gave out the information to the radio station, Jacintha just passed the call on to someone else, i don’t see why suicide in this situation would be the answer, just doesn’t add up to me…..

sheikah
3 years 1 month ago

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/item/205445-royal-i…?

Check this out to see how "suicide" and "dying in sleep from heart failure" are routinely faked by intelligence services.

sheikah
3 years 1 month ago

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/component/k2/item/221629

The nurse's death is indeed suspicious, and remains unexplained. The London Metropolitan Police and the coroner's office have delayed resuming the autopsy until the end of March 2013.

Why?

Leeds Lass
3 years 1 month ago

Yeah I said I was christened as a baby, so on my census form etc it will say i’m Christian but now I’m older and understand more I don’t believe in god, therefor I now say I’m athiest. Religion to me is just a social divide, religions cause nothing but wars. The press won’t find anything on her obviously because they will want to avoid another incident like that. If they let the press know who the other woman is now her name will be dragged through the dirt by the worlds media for being so gullable. Jacintha had only… Read more »

Nietrick
3 years 1 month ago

I said back during the Olympic Opening/Closing ceremonies that I thought they were largely a fertility rite for William and Kate and I stand by that. Thusly, who remembers the bit with the NURSES fussing with the kids during the creepy nightmare section? Leading up to the one giant baby that seemed so important. Now, if we were really celebrating the NHS why would the focus be on children? It’s not like kids are the only ones who need healthcare. But if it was a fertility rite…..well….there you go. The Omen connection is also quite disturbing. We shouldn’t overlook the… Read more »

ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
3 years 1 month ago

the baby is now cursed

Leeds Lass
3 years 1 month ago

Oh yeah course, that other nurse wasn’t killed because she worked for MI5 how silly of me…. Ok then and to say why was nobody at the switchboard, there is probably never is anybody there private hospital or not nobody would waste there time in that room. Not with all the nurse and doctor cuts we have suffered over here, they will need as many out on wards as possible not wasting time and money by sat in a room watching to see who calls through. And to say she had access to medicine with being a nurse, no clearly… Read more »

sarah
2 years 11 months ago

Your mind is a very simple one isn´t it – you believe anything the elite will tell you. You believe the world is good and loving and everything functions according to law, every person behaves like an angel and we are all equal, except one family.
Keep on living in your dream world. Your statement makes no sense at all. It just show a naive mind programmed to believe the every day lies. Lass says it all – wake up.

JaneDoe
3 years 1 month ago

I've said 'as far as we know' she could be MI5 or working for RF/whoever deals with this sort of thing in that particular circle. Who is this nurse who actually did leaked personal info regarding Kate's state? What do public knows about her? Name? Anything? Wow, the press couldn't find any indiscreet source in such a huge hospital who would give any info on one common nurse? That is hardly believable. Let's forget the fact that such a respectable and expensive hospital can't afford phone operator. Do VIP-s ever make calls to switchboards? Are there private lines for RF… Read more »

Leeds Lass
3 years 1 month ago

Ok then. Your argument isn’t valid though, if the royal family wanted to get rid of somebody for revealing information on Kate wouldn’t they have killed the nurse who is still living now? After all she was the one who gave out the information. Like I said this poor women just knew that her name was about to be dragged through the dirt world wide, along with the other nurse. Sadly though this women just couldn’t cope with that fact. And to say that “isn’t suicide a sin by the church” what does that matter? Just cos she was a… Read more »

Danedream
3 years 1 month ago

You are either a Christian or an Atheist, you cannot be both. As you believe in science, you are an Atheist indeed.

Someone cannot be a catholic if he/she does not follow the catholic faith.

JaneDoe
3 years 1 month ago

Dear Lass, dead nurse wasn't the one who gave any info. She just transfer the call. She was old, intelligent, experienced well enough. Also superior trained professional working in the hospital which patron happens to be TRF. Otherwise, she wouldn't be working there, so close to RF members. Don't you think it's odd that there was no one by the switchboard in a private, ultimate hospital? Or that she as well as the other nurse (who actually made the much serious 'mistake' by giving info) wouldn't realize that it was a hoax call, after both DJ's laughed their heads off… Read more »

Ali S.
3 years 1 month ago

Wow..this is so interesting….the woman who just transferred a call to another nurse (and really passed the responsibility to someone else) commits suicide leaving behind 2 children and a husband.. total selfish act and is buried in a catholic church with thousands of people grieving her.. and somehow becoming a 'hero' and seen a as a pure victim (meanwhile i'm sure it's a sin to commit suicide in the eyes of the church) and the two DJs who just did a joke are cast as villains and horrible human being with the world looking at them as some cretins who… Read more »

Anonymous
3 years 1 month ago

Even worse than this obvious murder was the televised speech by her 'relatives' on Saturday – paid off to read a bunch of scripted shit 'thanking' David Cameron and even the murderers themselves (The Royals) for their 'support.'

Felipe
3 years 1 month ago

A Diana la "accidentaron" y a Jacinta la "suicidaron"………………

Pero un día todos los seres humanos darán cuenta de sus actos ante el Rey y Juez mas grande de todos, incluidos los asesinos disfrazados de buenos……….

TilaArmy
3 years 1 month ago

Well I'm in Australia and this is all BS! I got sick of looking at the papers/TV because of this apparent 'suicide' when we all damn well know it isn't! The day where Kate was rushed to hospital for 'acute morning sickness', one of the people inside the hospital made a call (to the paps I'm guessing). Turns out, she nearly had a miscarriage but I'm guessing the Royals quickly rang the papers to 'clarify' the story. Maybe Kate finally found out what they were like and didn't want to bring her child into that family? Or maybe she was… Read more »

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