London: The London hospital, where a prank call was made that apparently led to an Indian-origin nurse's death, today denied being contacted by the Australian radio station before they broadcast the hoax. 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha was found dead at nurses' quarters next to the private King Edward VII hospital in Marylebone, central London on Friday, after falling for the hoax.
The King Edward VII Hospital said the radio station that broadcast the hoax call did not contact senior management or its press office in advance, despite its claims it called five times.
The boss of '2Day FM' today said that staff from the station followed proper procedures and had tried at least five times to contact those involved in the prank call. "It is absolutely true to say that we actually did attempt to contact those people (the nurses) on multiple occasions," company's chief executive Rhys Holleran said.
"We rang them up to discuss what we had recorded. Before it went to air? Absolutely, we attempted to contact them on no less than five occasions," he said. Sources from the hospital were quoted by the Daily Mail as saying they were "extremely surprised" at the statement from the station because it indicated the broadcaster was well aware of its responsibility to inform the hospital of what it had done, yet went on to broadcast the call regardless....more
10:56 PM, Dec 10, 2012
News of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancy and her hospitalisation has generated a media frenzy all over the world with minute to minute updates about each and everything that one can imagine. In what is being called "the best international scoop so far" by the Australian press, announcers Mel Greig and Michael Christian from radio station 2Day FM managed to convince hospital staff to put them through to...
03:37 PM, Dec 06, 2012
The London hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate for severe morning sickness admitted on Wednesday it had fallen for a prank call from an Australian radio station, relaying personal details about her condition. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in central London on Monday suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, very acute morning sickness which causes severe nausea and vomiting. News of her pregnancy...
11:03 AM, Dec 06, 2012