Hospital Condemns Royal Prank

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A private ambulance prepares to leave a nurses' residential building near King Edward VII's hospital where Jacintha Saldanha was found dead on December 7, 2012

After a nurse apparently committed suicide in response to being duped in an on-air radio prank phone call, the hospital where she worked has taken action. King Edward VII’s Hospital in London sent a strongly worded letter to the offending radio station on Saturday condemning both the call itself and the decision later to broadcast it, calling the latter “truly appalling.” The two DJs responsible have taken themselves off the air for an as-yet-undetermined period of time, but are confident they did nothing illegal.