Nurse death: Jacintha Saldanha found hanging, inquest told

10:12 13 December 2012

Jacintha Saldanha was a nurse at King Edward VII

Jacintha Saldanha was a nurse at King Edward VII's Hospital.


The nurse who answered a prank call by an Australian radio station to the hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was found hanging, an inquest has heard.

Mother-of-two Jacintha Saldanha, who worked at King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone, was found in her nurses’ quarters by a colleague and a security guard on Friday.

There were also marks on the 46-year-old’s wrist.

Two notes were found in her room and another was among her possessions, London’s Westminster Coroner’s Court was told.

Detective Chief Inspector James Harman said: “On Friday 7 December Jacintha Saldanha was found by a colleague and a member of security staff. Sadly she was found hanging.

“There was also injuries to her wrist.

“The London Ambulance Service was called to the scene. At this time there are no suspicious circumstances.”

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