Saldanha's suicide note criticised hospital staff

Published: 15 December, 2012 07:54 IST | Agencies |

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha (in pic) wrote three emotional notes revealing the anguish that led to her suicide after she was duped by two Aussie DJs into believing they were royalty.

In one, the distraught mum-of-two outlines how she struggled to come to terms with the prank call by Mel Greig and Michael Christian to the hospital where pregnant Duchess Kate was being treated for severe morning sickness.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha

In another she criticises senior colleagues at the King Edward VII hospital over her treatment after the pair had pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles asking about Kate’s condition. That note is said to have left her family furious.

Grieving husband Ben Barboza is understood to have demanded an inquiry into the hospital and an independent probe into the days leading up to her death.

As the anger grew last night, it was revealed staff at 2Day FM in Sydney, the station behind the hoax, had been ordered to live in safe houses after receiving death threats.

A source close to Jacintha’s family said: “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.”

Police are in possession of the original notes. However, the family have been provided with transcripts of all three.

Jacintha’s third suicide letter is more of a practical one which deals with her funeral arrangements. 

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