Nurse's Suicide Notes Address Hoax, Slap Hospital
Staff says prank victims had 'full support'
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 14, 2012 3:04 AM CST
Updated Dec 14, 2012 5:33 AM CST
Students of a nursing college pray as they participate in a candle light vigil organized by a local politician in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, to condole the death of Jacintha Saldanha,...   (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

(Newser) – The three suicide notes left by nurse Jacintha Saldanha each addressed a different topic: One discussed the prank call by Australian DJs, another dealt with funeral preparations, and a third leveled criticism at Saldanha's hospital colleagues. Her family has received typed versions of each note, insiders tell the Guardian. A Labor party MP is now serving as the family's spokesman.

Keith Vaz has sent a letter to the King Edward Vll hospital's chief executive seeking the "full facts, from the time she took the call from 2Day FM to the time she was found in her accommodation." The information is to be relayed to the family. Meanwhile, a hospital rep says the facility's bosses, who haven't read the notes, "were very clear that there were no disciplinary issues" following the hoax call. "It was made clear (the call's recipients) were victims of a cruel journalistic trick," and they had the hospital's "full support," she said. Saldanha's family will begin bereavement counseling offered by the hospital.

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Marelicia
Dec 14, 2012 11:35 PM CST
"Her family has received typed versions of each note, insiders tell the Guardian."This is utterly ridiculous and confirms my suspicions.First, I never believed for one second that the Nurse/Receptionist, Jacintha Saldanha, commited suicide over a silly phone call that she had simply transferred to the Ward Nurse. Second, I do not believe for one second that the Nurse/Receptionist Saldanha left, not 1, not 2, but 3 Handwritten Suicide Notes. If my relative commited suicide and Notes were left, I would demand the actual Suicide Notes or photocopies showing their own Handwriting with their Signature. Don't bother giving me some TYPED versions of each of the 3 alleged Suicide Notes. What Police department TYPES Handwritten Suicide Notes to be delivered to the family? If the police require the original Notes as evidence, the police can easily photocopy the Notes so that the grieving family may examine each Note closely to see if it is in fact the Handwriting and Signature of Nurse Jacintha Saldanha, until the police investigation is completed. Her family needs a lawyer now. Jacintha Saldanha, nurse, wife and mother of two teenagers, DID NOT commit suicide by hanging herself with a scarve. Jacintha Saldanha was MURDERED.
DarkFrancis
Dec 14, 2012 10:30 AM CST
Labour Party for UK, Labor Party for Australia. Both countries spell the word 'labour' but the Australian Labor Party is so named because one of the early leading lights was the American-born King O'Malley, who wanted to hip the word up a bit, as well as show solidarity with the US labor movement of the time.
Imhotep
Dec 14, 2012 7:30 AM CST
With the fragmentary way the story is unfolding it would be wrong to draw any conclusions until all the facts are made clear.