First and above all, the woman was an extremely weak human being for taking her own life for hardly any cause .... and for not having thought about the grief and trauma her death would cause the teenage kids she has left behind. Second of all, why are none of the talking heads on TV making a point to tell their viewers that Saldanha had only taken the call without giving any info, and had connected the call to the nurse in charge of the duchess and that it was that second woman who was naive enough to fall for the hoax by not catching on that the woman on the line was impersonating the Queen? Saldanha was only the receptionist-nurse at that point in time.
Does the hospital in question have a regular receptionist or are the incoming calls taken by nurses on a shift basis? I don't know. Why would she care if the person calling was indeed HRM or not ... let the people who should know such things deal with it, someone above her lowly status. That someone is naturally the nurse looking after the duchess. Knowing how crazy the Brits are about hierarchy and ranks and titles and that sort of snobbish stuff, take it for granted that the nurse in charge of the duchess's well-being must have been several notches above Jacintha Saldanha, the immigrant with an accent originally from India.
Saldanha's duty at that precise moment in time is to connect the incoming calls ... not play phone detective. She is a receptionist connecting calls ... that's it !! Nothing more, nothing less.
The nurse who was actually hoaxed was not Jacintha Saldanha ... it was the other woman but nobody seems to be making that point. Why?
The way the spin masters on TV and the various online newspapers are spinning this non-story is to make it look like it was Saldanha who gave out the info about the duchess's condition. The real victim of the Australian DJs' hoax was the other nurse and she is hopefully the most resilient person in this entire sorry fiasco ... at least I hope she is resilient. I also hope the Duchess of Cambridge is coping with this added stress brought on by the media's attention to this story.
One of three apparent suicide notes left by the nurse at the centre of the royal hoax phone call criticised staff at the King Edward VII hospital where she worked, the Guardian has learned.
Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged in her apartment in the nurses' quarter of the hospital in Marylebone, central London, by a colleague and a security officer, an inquest into her death heard on Thursday. Three notes were found, two at the scene and one in the nurse's belongings.
She was found dead three days after two DJs rang the hospital from Australia posing as the Queen and Prince Charles in a prank call which Saldanha answered and put through to another nurse on the ward where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for morning sickness.
The dead woman's family has been given typed copies of the three handwritten notes by the police and has read the contents, the Guardian has been told.
One note deals with the hoax call by the DJs from 2Day FM, another details her requests for her funeral, and the third addresses her employers, the hospital, and contains criticism of staff there, the Guardian understands from two separate sources.......