MP Keith Vaz addresses the media as Lisha Barboza stands
with her father Ben while he holds a picture of his wife,
nurse Jacintha Saldanha. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
The contents of a note left by London nurse Jacintha
Saldanha may shed light on the circumstances of her
The 46-year-old mother of two died in London on Friday after
being found unconscious at her living quarters near the
exclusive King Edward VI Hospital where she worked.
British media outlets on Tuesday reported that Ms Saldanha
left a note for her family - husband Benedict Barboza and
children Junal, 17, and 14-year-old Lisha.
The contents of the note have not been revealed.
While on duty as a senior nurse last week Ms Saldanha
answered a hoax call from Australian radio jocks Mel Greig
and Michael Christian, who impersonated the Queen and Prince
Charles as they sought information about a patient, the
pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.
Ms Saldanha unknowingly transferred the call to the ward of
Prince William's wife Catherine, where a second nurse gave
the DJs confidential information about the Duchess, who was
being treated for acute morning sickness.
Mr Barboza has called for a thorough investigation into the
death of his wife.
Speaking on the family's behalf and with them by his side,
British Labour MP Keith Vaz said: "We need to know the facts,
fully and clearly. There are unexplained circumstances. The
family were in the dark."
Radio station 2Day FM presenters and management, along with
hospital representatives and the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge, have conveyed sympathy over Ms Saldanha's death.
Meanwhile a squabble continues as 2Day FM management insist
they made numerous attempts to contact the hospital before
going to air with the prank call. The hospital denies the
A post-mortem examination was conducted on Tuesday and an
inquest into Ms Saldanha's death is likely to be opened and
adjourned this week.