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Nurse in Hoax Call Found Dead

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LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 7 Dec 2012 15:24

The nurse who took the prank call from 2 Australian Djs has been found dead from suspected suicide at her home in London

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 7 Dec 2012 15:26

What!!! There is going to be such an angry backlash :-( :-(

What must she have gone through to do that???

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 7 Dec 2012 15:29

how sad :-(

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 7 Dec 2012 15:30

What a dreadful thing to have happened - poor woman was being harassed by various agencies

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 7 Dec 2012 15:31

OMG What a shock,

But not a surprise these people entrap others with no thought of the affect it could have on someones life or career

Media again! enough said

My thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends

Roy

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 7 Dec 2012 15:34

Do we know it was just the media? do we know what her colleagues, her bosses etc have been saying? Do we know?

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 7 Dec 2012 15:47

She had worked at the hospital for 4yrs - Family Friends & colleagues must all be devastated

My heart goes out to all of them



Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 7 Dec 2012 15:49


Wow !!! a case of the DM putting 2 and 2 together (an exact science lol)... and coming up with an exclusive scoop ? :-S

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 7 Dec 2012 15:54

Gosh that poor woman.

That is so sad. :-(

lilybids

lilybids Report 7 Dec 2012 15:56

OMG,how bloody awful,
Thinking of her family :-(

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 7 Dec 2012 16:20

Well I damn well hope the 2 idiots are going to face some punishment for this absolute tragedy.

I am so horrifed by the suicide.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 7 Dec 2012 16:29

So sad for her family and I do hope that the perpetrators of the "Joke" are brought to book.

Mayfield

Mayfield Report 7 Dec 2012 16:29

Absolutly dreadful poor woman, my heart goes out to her family.


Mayfield

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 7 Dec 2012 16:35

According to the BBC the hospital says she was an excellent nurse who had worked there for more than four years. She had not been suspended or disciplined. she was not the nurse who gave out the details but the one who answered the phone.

Linda

Linda Report 7 Dec 2012 16:44

Tragic and yes I agree the idiots from the Australian radio show should be held responsible. That poor family my heart goes out to them.

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 7 Dec 2012 16:50

SparklingAnninGlos, Ref; Do we know?

No we Don't but what i do no is that the vast majority of nurses take their responsibilities very seriously and although this nurse was not the nurse who gave out details she will have felt some responsible for not qualifying the call before putting it through to the nurse who did give out info,

Who hand on heart can say 100% that they would have questioned the caller for further ID in this case

The poor woman probably thought she was about to be struck off the medical register

Roy

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 7 Dec 2012 17:01

I thought she was the one the hoaxers spoke to as the Chief Executive said that she had not been reprimanded in any way and they had given her all the support they could

those Australian pillocks should get the sack - just not funny at all to pull a stunt like that, but then look at Jonathon Ross and what he did - he's still working for the BBC- more's the pity

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 7 Dec 2012 17:33

I feel ever so sorry for the nurse and the family of course...but i can't help thinking there must be more to it all than just the prank....it's a very extreme reaction that I don't think anyone..the pranksters included could ever have imagined....

Poor woman....x

Paula+

Paula+ Report 7 Dec 2012 17:33

I saw the two Australian DJs on the news giving an 'apology' , they were laughing and making it a big joke saying they were surprised that their call was put through. I think under the circumstances most people would take the call as genuine. Who would be brave enough to ask the Queen or Prince Charles for their ID ?

I think it has almost become acceptable for media in all it's forms to say and do what they like, and if they are threatened with sanctions they complain arguing it is 'the freedom of the press' I hope they realise the serious effect their stupid actions have had, not only on the nurse involved but also her family, friends and work colleagues.

GinN

GinN Report 7 Dec 2012 17:36

There must have been something else going on in the poor woman's life, and that was just the last straw for her.