Duchess of Cambridge phone hoax DJ Mel Greig will appear at inquest into death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha
Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged in central London nurses' quarters three days after the hoax phone call
One of the Australian DJs involved in a hoax call to the Duchess of Cambridge's hospital has said she will appear at the inquest into the death of the nurse who answered the phone.
Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged in central London nurses' quarters three days after the phone call. An inquest into her death opens on 2 May.
DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian posed as the Queen in a phone call to Edward VII's hospital in London where Kate Middleton was being treated for a rare form of acute pregnancy sickness.
Mrs Saldanha, a mother of two from Bristol, answered the phone call and transferred the DJs to a colleague who went on to tell them about the the duchess' condition.
Ms Greig has not returned to work since the incident and in a statement reported by The Australian her lawyers, Slater & Gordon, said: "Ms Saldanha's suicide was a devastating tragedy and Ms Greig’s thoughts have been with the family ever since."
That statement adds that "she [Ms Greig] is determined to address any questions surrounding her role in these tragic events as part of the inquest".
"Ms Greig wants the family to know she will answer any questions the coroner or the family's lawyers may have."
Southern Cross Austereo, which owns the station that broadcast the hoax call - 2Day FM - has said it would contribute $500,000 (£330,000) into a trust fund for Ms Saldanha's family.
A spokesman for King Edward VII's Hospital said: "Jacintha Saldanha was an outstanding and much-loved member of our team. We continue to assist the coroner so that she can establish the full facts of the case."
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