Royal hoax call nurse left 'suicide note'

Last updated 11:34 12/12/2012
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FAMILY: Jacintha Saldanha's daughter Lisha, husband Ben Barboza and son Junal at the British Houses of Parliament.

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It has been revealed the nurse who died in a suspected suicide after answering a prank call requesting information about the health of Duchess of Cambridge left a note for her family.
 
The Daily Telegraph reports that 46-year-old nurse Jacintha Saldanha left a note for her husband and their two children.

The family, who had no idea about the controversial hoax call, still believe there are "unexplained circumstances", the paper said

The contents of the note have not yet been revealed.

Keith Vaz, a British Labour MP who has offered to help the family, said: "What the family need are the full facts. There are unexplained circumstances. The family want to know everything.

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

Saldanha was found dead in a London apartment at the weekend, days after being caught in the Australian radio show's scam. She worked at King Edward VII Hospital where Prince William's pregnant wife Kate was being treated.

An autopsy has been carried out and her death was being described by police as unexplained but not suspicious. It was suspected to have been suicide.

The hospital has set up the Jacintha Saldanha Memorial Fund to help her family.

Lord Glenarthur, the chairman of the hospital, said: "We would certainly welcome such a donation to the fund." He added that "many donations have already been made from around the world".

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