The unnamed woman was found unconscious near the hospital around 9:30 a.m. local time, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Earlier this week, Sydney-based radio personalities Mel Greig and Michael Christian made a crank call to King Edward VII posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. The two were able to fool the receptionist into letting them speak with Duchess Catherine's private nurse, who went on to elaborate on the pregnant royal's condition.
The hospital later confirmed that a "foolish prank call" was made and said telephone protocols were being reviewed.
We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital. The hospital had been supporting her throughout this difficult time. Jacintha has worked at the King Edward VII's Hospital for more than four years. She was an excellent nurse and well-respected and popular with all of her colleagues.
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