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Hospital defends response to hoax call

Pedestrians walk past the door of the King Edward VII hospital in central London. Photo: AFP

The London hospital that treated Prince William's wife Kate defended yesterday its response to the hoax call storm following reports that the nurse duped by the prank left a suicide note criticising colleagues.

Saturday, 15 December, 2012, 5:20am

Australian regulator opens probe into royal prank station

Australia's media watchdog launched on Thursday an investigation into the broadcast of a prank call, from broadcaster 2Day FM, to the London hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine. AFPPhoto: AFP

Australia’s media watchdog on Thursday launched an investigation into the broadcast of a prank call to the London hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine.

13 Dec 2012 - 11:32am

Royal prank station under pressure over who gave call clearance

Rhys Holleran, CEO of Southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of Sydney's 2Day FM radio station, attends a press conference in Melbourne on Saturday. Photo: AFP

An Australian radio network came under media pressure on Tuesday to fully explain who cleared the broadcast of a royal prank call, as the family of a dead nurse embroiled in the hoax appeared in public.

11 Dec 2012 - 12:48pm 1 comment

Tearful Australian radio host sorry for nurse’s family in UK

Sydney radio station 2Day FM presenters Michael Christian (left) and Mel Greig are interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw on Monday. Photo: AFP

One of the Australian radio presenters who made a prank call to a London hospital treating Prince William’s wife Kate on Monday sobbed as she recalled hearing the news that a nurse had been found dead.

10 Dec 2012 - 3:41pm

British police contact Australian police over hoax

A bunch of flowers is left outside the nurses accommodation block by colleagues near the King Edward VII hospital in central London on Saturday in memory of nurse Jacintha Saldanha who was found dead the previous day. Photo: AFP

British police say they have contacted Australian authorities about a possible investigation into an Australian radio station’s hoax call to a UK hospital.

The callers impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential details about the former Kate Middleton’s medical information. The call was recorded and broadcast.

9 Dec 2012 - 8:29pm

Nurse in Kate royal hoax call found dead: hospital

The King Edward VII hospital

A nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine was found dead on Friday, days after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, the hospital said.

The private King Edward VII hospital named the nurse as Jacintha Saldanha, who had worked there for four years, and said it had learned of her “tragic death” with “very deep sadness.”

7 Dec 2012 - 11:59pm