In an outcome that seemed inevitable as soon as news broke of Kate Middleton's nurse's suicide, Southern Cross Austereo has announced the "termination" of the radio program that aired the prank call to King Edward VII Hospital in London.
- Cancelling 2Day FM's Hot 30 show
- Suspending all advertising on 2Day FM "until further notice"
- Instituting a company-wide suspension of prank phone calls
- Ordering a "comprehensive review of relevant company policies and processes"
SCA added that "several attempts" were made by the production team to discuss the segment with the hospital prior to airing, but that these were unsuccessful.
The segment was subjected to internal review (including legal review) before it was authorized for broadcast, in accordance with company policy.
"I don't even want to think about going back on air, to be honest."
The statement concluded by offering "deep and sincere condolences" to Saldanha's family and stating that the company is "also providing support to our people who are deeply saddened by this tragic and unforeseen event."