Family of Kate hoax call Indian-origin nurse expecting positive outcome from inquest

The family of India-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who committed suicide after answering a hoax phone call about the Duchess of Cambridge, remains hopeful that an inquest which resumes on Tuesday will unravel the events that led to her death.

British MP Keith Vaz, who has been representing Saldanha’s family, said that he is astonished that the prestigious King Edward VII hospital had a nurse rather than a trained operator answering calls at reception, the Herald Sun reported.

The Labour MP said in a statement that the family remain hopeful the inquest and investigating will provide the answers they seek.

He said the hospital had told him its own internal inquiry was expected to be completed after the inquest which reopens at Westminster Coroner’s Court this week.

Vaz has also written to Austereo in Australia which he noted remained

“subject to an investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority”.

Meanwhile, John Cooper, who will be representing Saldanha’s family at the inquest, told the Independent newspaper that the family believe there are questions to be asked about the hospital protocols that led to Mrs Saldanha being put in that job on that night.