Memorial Service held for nurse who committed suicide after radio prank

By Jon Hall,

It's been a week since Jacintha Saldanha committed suicide following a radio prank conducted by an Australian radio station. A memorial service was held on Friday in Bristol. In attendance were Saldanha's husband and two children.

According to BBC, the service was held in the catholic church of St. Teresa and dozens of candles were lit in remembrance.

"The house is empty without you," Saldanha's husband said. "You only wanted the best for us, the best education the best life."

Additional services were held in King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Friday morning and another service is scheduled for Saturday at Westminster Cathedral in London.

The Guardian says that the hospital where Saldanha worked is defending the actions of its employees saying they were nothing but hospitable.

"We have been in regular contact with them since shortly after Jacintha's death a week ago, offering them whatever support we could and the opportunity to meet at any time," a hospital spokeswoman said.

There were rumors that Saldanha had received as many as three suicide notes from staff, however the spokeswoman says that "No one at the hospital has seen these notes, and so we cannot comment on the reports or their accuracy."

Still, the Labour MP Keith Vaz has written the hospital asking for a full release of what occurred.



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