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Nurse in Hoax Call Found Dead

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Phyll Report 8 Dec 2012 15:15

Whilst it is very sad that this ladyfelt as she did, maybe if the world in general didn't focus so much on the sickness of kate it would never have happened. They are treating Kate like she is the only one to have suffered this sickness.


'Emma' Report 8 Dec 2012 13:39

For whatever reason/reasons the sad fact is that a woman
has died.



Porkie_Pie Report 8 Dec 2012 13:36

It seems strange that no one from the police or the hospital appear to have confirmed if this lady was the nurse who gave out personal info or the nurse who put the call through?

I have read where it was said she was the one who gave out the info as i posted in one of my other post's, i provided a link to that report on page 3 of this thread 7 Dec 2012 23:23

Also on the news the hospital management said SHE was the victim of the hoax so if she was "one of two" why did they not say that she was (ONE) of the victims?

would they not both be victims if they where both taken in by this hoax?



Merlin Report 8 Dec 2012 13:32

Meybe So Rose,But so far no one from the Hospital has explained Why she had to take the call.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Dec 2012 13:29

"Why" a Hospital of that Calibre had no one manning the exchange or reception Desk during the night.? "...

maybe they do? maybe that person was having their tea break, loo break? and the nurse 'covered ' for them for five minutes in the middle of the night when there would be few calls....lots of assumptions...not many facts given out as yet.


Island Report 8 Dec 2012 13:24

Apparently the now deceased nurse answered the phone but another took the call.

I'm assuming the one who did the talking is alive and well? Doesn't that say something?

I agree with Merlin. Something isn't right.


Muffyxx Report 8 Dec 2012 13:17

I agree with you Merlin x


AnninGlos Report 8 Dec 2012 13:14

My thoughts too Merlin. She should never have felt she had to answer the phone.


Merlin Report 8 Dec 2012 13:02

We can all talk about it till the cows come home but the poor woman is dead,what in my opinion needs to be looked at is "Why" a Hospital of that Calibre had no one manning the exchange or reception Desk during the night.? was it to Save Money or what? To my Knowledge ,Most private Hospitals have this facility.**M**.


JackBunion Report 8 Dec 2012 11:10

On news this morning, it said that the Samaritans believed hardly anyone committed suicide for just one thing. It is a string of events.

For those of us who have been close to actual or attempted suicides, I think this will be some comfort. And perhaps ring true.

If the person who has committed suicide leaves a note and says "Fred was responsible" or whatever, then that is some sort of closure. But when they leave no note, so many people that knew the person think it was their fault. And blame themselves for rest of life. When in reality they may not even have been on the mind of the suicide victim.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Dec 2012 10:52

It's irrelevant that they 'didn't expect to get put through' ,they set out to waste the time of professionals, caring for a sick woman at a very vulnerable time ( and other patients of course) is that remotely 'funny'?


Kay???? Report 8 Dec 2012 10:50

anyone remember Candid Camera? how it was a top show and had people in fits of laughter and glued to their seats ,,,,,,,or Beale...all pranks........we've all laughed our selves silly.


ElizabethK Report 8 Dec 2012 10:40

"unintended consequences" comes to mind-people do not think before they act.

I am reminded of a friend who at a dinner in an RAF mess had the chair pulled from under her as she sat down-it was meant to be funny but she spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair


AnninGlos Report 8 Dec 2012 09:46

Poor Kate, she will already be emotional because of the pregnancy, she must feel awful. It is possible that she actually had had contact with the nurse concerned. Ane the poor children who have lost their Mum just before Christmas. A prank that went very badly wrong. But as Tania said, hindsight is a wonderful thing.


AnnCardiff Report 8 Dec 2012 09:35

there must be more to this suicide than the prank call - this poor nurse must have already had things in her life which were troubling her and I feel this must have been "the last straw"


Kay???? Report 8 Dec 2012 09:30

I feel sorry for Catherine and William. Its all they need is having the pregnancy marred by this tragic event.

The radio station have done pranks before on air,,,,,,this was just another, only a step higher,,,,,they pulled it off......but I dont think for one second any idea entered their head all this would be the *suspected* result.They cant be held responsible for the outsome and they shouldnt be.

Had this tragic event not taken place,,,,,,,,,it would be seen as the best ever prank of 2012 and pats on backs.!

This event has more behind it than possible talk from those at high level.

Mind the old daily rags will have all the inside information...some even that hasnt been made public yet,,,,,but then what they dont know they will make up------next step will be a campsite outside the Bristol home. :-|


TaniaNZ Report 8 Dec 2012 09:12

This nurses death is an absolute tragedy but to call for the blood of the DJs???
Hindsight is a wonderful thing and people are always full of what they would and wouldn't have done when they have the benefit of it.
Would I have found the prank funny if I was listening on the radio? No probably not but it was a prank, not a deliberate attempt to hurt or harm anyone,, as muffy said they had someone pretending to be a corgi for goodness sake.
They had no idea they would actually be put through.
And honestly without the benefit of hindsight would anyone have foretold such a consequence.
I am sure they feel bloody terrible about it and wish they could take it back and probably always will.
I have made heaps of mistakes in my life I just thank goodness that they haven't impacted anyone else , I can only imagine how awful it would feel if they had


Eldrick Report 8 Dec 2012 08:55

Its always human nature to try to place blame on someone when a tragedy happens. We always try to say so and so should have happened, so and so should have been done and so on.

But as long as human beings run things, mistake will be made. This seems to be a collection of mistakes, but as so many point out, speculation just feeds on itself. We dont know what happened, no one does so trying to hang the DJ's, stupid as they may be, out to dry is a knee jerk reaction. They cocked up big style but let us wait and see what the public inquest reveals.


Joy Report 8 Dec 2012 08:44

"I'm not defending the Dj's - but they, too, were surprised when their call was put through - and I believe the security should have prevented that."

Indeed the security should have prevented that; it is my understanding that all calls to that hospital are routed through the police so, if my understanding is correct, something went very seriously wrong with that system.

R.I.P. Mrs Jacintha Saldanha.


~Lynda~ Report 8 Dec 2012 08:34

Dreadful outcome to a stupid prank, which I thought at the time, wasn't even nearly funny, but I'm sure the DJ's who did it, feel devastated at what's happened, but cannot be blamed for the nurses death.
I've heard that the DJ's themselves have had awful remarks made about them on fb, so it could be said that those who do this are as bad as they are, who knows how they are feeling today? The station has suspended them.

Usually with suicide it isn't one event that triggers the act, it's an accumulation of things, but as Sue has said, we don't know what happened, so blaming anyone isn't helpful.