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The Australian radio station behind the prank call into King Edward VII Hospital, where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for severe morning sickness, is set to pay $525,000 to a fund for the nurse who took her life after the call was played over Australian airways and splashed across headlines.
Since the news of Saldanha’s untimely death, Australian DJs Michael Christian and Mel Grieg have been relieved of their positions on the morning show and have reportedly sought counseling. The two also released a statement saying they were “shattered, gutted and heartbroken” to learn the news of her death.
Additionally, 2Day FM’s parent company, Southern Cross Austereo, released a statement explaining that they would donate money gained from advertising from December 10-December 13 to "an appropriate fund that will directly benefit the family of Jacintha Saldanha."
“A minimum contribution of $500,000 [Australian, about $525,000 U.S.] will be made. SCA today reiterates its deep regret for what has taken place in these tragic and unforeseen circumstances and offers its condolences to the family of Jacintha Saldanha.”