Suicide note left by Jacintha Saldanha

Benedict Barboza with children Lisha and Junal mourning the death of his wife Jacintha Saldanha

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, who died in London on Friday after being found unconscious at her living quarters near the exclusive King Edward VI Hospital where she worked as a nurse, left a note for her family – husband Benedict Barboza and children son Junal, 17, and 14-year-old Lisha. The note left by the deceased nurse may shed light on what drove her to commit suicide

The contents of the note have not been yet been revealed.

While on duty as a senior nurse Ms Saldanha answered a hoax call from Australian radio jocks Mel Greig and Michael Christian, who impersonated the Queen and Prince Charles as they sought information about a patient, the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.

Ms Saldanha unknowingly transferred the call to the ward of Prince William’s wife Catherine, where a second nurse gave the DJs confidential information about the Duchess, who was being treated for acute morning sickness.

In the meantime Southern Cross Austereo has decided to donate proceeds from the profits from advertising till the end of the year to Saldanha family Memorial Trust. Its CEO Rhys Holleran said: “We are very sorry for what has happened. It is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts continue to be with the family.

“We hope that by contributing to a memorial fund we can help to provide the Saldanha family with the support they need at this very difficult time.

Sydney Indian community is also deeply saddened by Jacintha Saldanha’s death.

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