Monday 20 November 2017

Hospital statement in full following nurse death

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."



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