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Saturday 8th December

None of us will ever know what made nurse Jacintha Saldanha take her own life. We do know she was the victim of a cruel stunt by two Australian DJs who crowed about their triumph in deceiving the hospital in which the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for severe morning sickness.

 

The Edward VII Hospital says that no disciplinary action was being taken against the nurse and the hospital's Chairman speaks movingly of the care and diligence with which she had cared for hundreds of patients over her years at the hospital. What we don't know is the extent of the pressure she felt, in the face of the kind of media frenzy which any Royal story - especially if it concerns Wills and Kate - arouses.

 

What we do know is that there is always help at hand for people who feel, like Jacintha, that leaving a troubled life behind feels a better alternative than sticking with it. Organisations like the marvellous Samaritans are there 24/7 to talk and to listen.  I wish Jacintha had rung them. They were there. They would have listened. Life might have felt worth living again.

 

Thinking of Jacintha and her children. Because life is so cruel sometimes.

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09.06 | 00:14

We always called ourselves Maids of Kent.

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02.05 | 10:44

Could try a dry run with the wheel chair and see where the snag points are.
I like the catapult idea as it just sounds so effortless!

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11.04 | 14:05

Now I want to learn the art of towel folding!

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22.03 | 22:20

I had to look up ambiturn. Power to you Jaqui. And our good wishes to Mr. B. Please mind your back and give yourself a break now and then.

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