Hospital statement in full following nurse death
Published 07/12/2012 | 16:54
Here is the King Edward VII's Hospital statement in full:
"It is with very deep sadness that we confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff, Jacintha Saldanha.
"Jacintha has worked at the King Edward VII's Hospital for more than four years.
"She was an excellent nurse and well-respected and popular with all of her colleagues.
"We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time."
John Lofthouse, chief executive at King Edward VII's Hospital, said: "Our thoughts and deepest sympathies at this time are with her family and friends.
"Everyone is shocked by the loss of a much loved and valued colleague."
Lord Glenarthur, chairman of King Edward VII's Hospital, said: "This is a tragic event.
"Jacintha was a first class nurse who cared diligently for hundreds of patients during her time with us. She will be greatly missed."