A Recently Released Picture Of Jacinctha Saldanha, 46, Employed As A Nurse At King Edward VII Hospital

Kate Royal Hoax Call: Hospital Chairman Blasts Chairman Of 2Day FM’s Parent Company

The chairman of the hospital that treated the Duchess of Cambridge and employed Jacintha Saldanha — the nurse found dead from a suspected suicide two days after transferring a prank call from two radio DJ’s — has blasted the chairman of the radio station’s parent company.

As global fallout continues following the hoax call from two radio presenters at Sydney’s 2Day FM — Mel Grieg and Michael Christian — ultimate responsibility for the incident is now focusing higher up the food chain.

Lord Glenarthur, Chairman of the King Edward VII hospital in Central London, has fired off a strongly worded letter to Mr Max Moore-Wilton, Chairman of Southern Cross Austereo — the parent company of 2Day FM.

The letter, sent on Saturday morning, reads (in full):

“I am writing to protest in the strongest possible terms about the hoax call made from your radio station, 2DayFM, to this hospital last Tuesday.

King Edward VII’s Hospital cares for sick people, and it was extremely foolish of your presenters even to consider trying to lie their way through to one of our patients, let alone actually make the call.

Then to discover that, not only had this happened, but that the call had been pre-recorded and the decision to transmit approved by your station’s management, was truly appalling.

The immediate consequence of these premeditated and ill-considered actions was the humiliation of two dedicated and caring nurses who were simply doing their job tending to their patients.

The longer term consequence has been reported around the world and is, frankly, tragic beyond words.

I appreciate that you cannot undo the damage which has been done but I would urge you to take steps to ensure that such an incident could never be repeated.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Leaving The King Edward VII Hospital On Thursday December 6 Aftrer Being Treated For Acute Morning Sickness