Unanswered Questions Regarding The Kate Middleton Prank Call

1. Why did nurse Jacintha Saldanha hang herself?

2. How many angry critics have actually heard the original prank call?

3. Would they calm down after listening to it?

4. What did Saldanha write in her suicide note?

5. Did she suffer from severe depression or any kind of mental illness?

6. Was she on any kind of medication?

7. Did she tell anybody she was going to end her life?

8. Did she have a history of suicidal thoughts or tendencies?

9. Was this her first attempt at suicide?

10. Did she have any kind of stress in her life prior to this incident?

11. Why was it so easy for the two Australian DJs, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, to get through to the King Edward VII hospital in London?

12. Why have they been fired from their show?

13. What laws could’ve possibly been broken because of the prank call?

14. Why did Saldanha and her fellow nurse believe they were talking to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles when Greig and Christian sounded nothing like them, respectively?

15. Why are Greig and Christian apologizing for Saldanha’s death when they did nothing wrong?

16. Did anyone mock Saldanha in the three days between the prank call and her suicide?

17. Why would anyone kill themselves over a harmless prank call that wasn’t the least bit mean spirited?

18. With some exceptions, how come the King Edward VII hospital isn’t being blamed for failing to protect Kate Middleton’s privacy?

19. Why were Greig & Christian bragging about a bit that wasn’t even funny?

20. Why was Prince William more upset about the prank callers than the actions of the hospital?

21. In Australia, is permission required by law from “victims” of prank calls in order for the bits to be played on the air and re-aired, similiar to American law?

22. Why did Saldanha not contact her family for three days before hanging herself?

23. Although they’ve publicly denied doing so, did the hospital administrators reprimand her so severely she felt she couldn’t go on living?

24. Why wasn’t Saldanha’s husband and family informed of her death by the hospital as soon as they had that information?

25. Had Saldanha ever threatened to kill herself before or did she keep those intentions private?

26. Why do the idiots who sent death threats to Greig & Christian think that will solve anything?

27. Will they be back on the air on a different show or a different station since they lost their morning gig at 2DayFM?

28. Why would they initially apologize for the call when it became global while simultaneously bragging about it over and over again?

29. Why did the hospital allow the call to come through in the first place when, according to this, Royal Family members don’t call hospitals?

30. Will personnel be more skeptical now about incoming calls of this nature?

31. Why wasn’t there a second switchboard to re-direct suspicious calls regarding Kate’s condition?

32. Why would 2DayFM now ban prank calls?

33. Is it true that the station tried to get in touch with the hospital “five times” before the call aired but never heard a response?

34. Is the hospital telling the truth that they never heard from the station?

35. Although no real shocking details were revealed by the nurses, why would any Royal Family member stay in King Edward VII when it’s apparently very easy for strangers to get private medical information over the phone?

36. Why does Scotland Yard need to get involved in this?

37. Haven’t Greig & Christian suffered enough for nothing?

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
11:46 p.m.

UPDATE:  According to this Guardian report, there are actually three suicide notes, one regarding the prank call, one addressed to her family regarding plans for her funeral and one that’s critical of the King Edward VII hospital.  Nothing is actually quoted from any of these writings which have been passed on in typewritten form to Saldanha’s grieving family. 

So, we have a preliminary answer to question 4.  Meanwhile, we have a better answer for question 36. 

From the Guardian report:

“Scotland Yard is investigating a number of emails which the inquest heard were relevant to the nurse’s death, as well as telephone calls made to and from her phone in the days before her death.”

Two new, unanswered questions arise from this:

38. Who was Saldanha talking to and what was the nature of those conversations?

39. Who was she exchanging emails with and what was shared with the unknown parties?

It’s standard practice for Britain to investigate these kinds of deaths which will likely not result in any criminal charges.  It’s a damn good thing because this sad story is getting more complicated with each passing day.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Thursday, December 13, 2012
4:46 p.m.

UPDATE 2:  More general details about the letters hereThis CNN report, referencing British media reports, claims that Saldanha may have suffered from anxiety.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Friday, December 14, 2012
3:10 a.m.

UPDATE 3:  Possible answers to questions 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 here.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Monday, December 24, 2012
1:07 p.m.

UPDATE 4:  Answers to questions 13 and 27 here.

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Monday, February 11, 2013
2:27 a.m.

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