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Nurse in Hoax Call Found Dead

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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.


Nyx 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.


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.


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?



'Emma' Report 8 Dec 2012 13:39

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



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.


Eldrick Report 8 Dec 2012 15:28

Its the media who made it into a circus.

Might i ask just exactly what anything has to do with anyone outisde of the poor womans family, the police and the hospital?

Why she took the call, what she said and who should have been on the switchboard is nobodies business but the above.

The media, as normal, are assuming the role of judge, jury and executioner. How many more experts on everything from morning sickness to hospital procedures are going to be wheeled out in front of the cameras to add more fuel to the rumour and speculation mill?


Kay???? Report 8 Dec 2012 15:29

The BBC news featured two hospital suited staff....they stated this lady put the call through to the relevant ward.,,,,,,she was not part of the team taking care of Catherine. and online BBC that there is no receptionist on duty during the night as it was just after 5 am uk time,

She did become a victim of that hoax,she as its *suspected* took her own life......doesnt mean she divulged any details to the callers,, only they will know how the conversation went,,,media rags will always print just what they presume to be right.......a written word here,a word there can soon mislead to no fault of the reader.

sad sad case.


Eldrick Report 8 Dec 2012 15:41

And another thing - i dont see any of the media sharing any responsibility for cynically whipping up the frenzy of outrage over the call in the first place. Nor will we see the sanctimonious holier than thou rags commenting on that aspect.

Once they get their grubby little digits round a story, its game on for that lot.


supercrutch Report 8 Dec 2012 17:28

For gawd's sake I wish people would READ the reports, LISTEN with open ears and keep mouths CLOSED!

You can speculate all you like, I have no idea if she had other problems or if was death by overdose (accidental or deliberate).

Until the inquest all we know is: nurse put call through to ward, nurse found out it was a hoax, nurse was devastated, hospital was offering support, nurse has died and the police are saying suspected suicide.

DJs should be ashamed of this stunt and should their radio station, not for the attempt at embarassing the royal family but for the humiliation they knew would be heaped on the nurses. Any one of us would feel the same for being the target of a very dubious prank.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 8 Dec 2012 17:52

Well l could'nt have put it better myself......:)

Basically we don't know what happened!!


*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 8 Dec 2012 19:45

Hallelujah someone writing the truth ( Dangersprout ) :-D


supercrutch Report 8 Dec 2012 19:54

Thank you, Jude and Mummo

Sue x


JustJohn Report 8 Dec 2012 20:05

Why did we laugh at Jeremy Beadle? At Candid Camera?

Why do we laugh when people in public life are pilloried?

That is probably why whoever it was phoned Andrew Sachs on air. That is why these two young DJ's tried to make their audience chuckle.

Let he or she who has never caused grief indirectly by watching these progarmmes or listening to practical jokes on radio cast the first stone. Our amusement was because somebody else was feeling uncomfortable :-(


Nyx Report 8 Dec 2012 20:22

"Why did we laugh at Jeremy Beadle? At Candid Camera?"

I didn't, ...but the people pranked in those shows had to then give permission for broadcasting, this is different.


Porkie_Pie Report 8 Dec 2012 20:45

Also Jeremy Beadle and Candid Camera was done in a controlled way and with cooperation from family and or friends of that person

Ive never played practical joke on anyone who i am not very good friends with and i have never listened to radio programmes where they do this sort of thing,

pranks and jokes are only ever a good idea with family and friends but only when you no they will not take offence,



supercrutch Report 8 Dec 2012 21:26

Well I can cast the first stone, candid camera was not on my watch list, I don't watch those stupid programmes where viewers send videos in of people falling over (including babies and children) and seem to find enjoyment in watching babies and toddlers cry.

I will take delight in watching self-publicising A or Z listers making utter idiots of themselves, some by just opening their mouths! They set themselves up on a pedestal, they are there to be knocked off if it's through their own stupidity. Same with politicians who the public have put their faith in. Major misdemeanours need to be publicised, we pay their bloody wages!

Altogether difference scenarios.


Mersey Report 8 Dec 2012 22:00

Sue I have to completley agree with your posts .....there is no way I could have put it better myself. At the end of the day a person has lost her life...


supercrutch Report 8 Dec 2012 22:15

Thank you Mersey :-)



Berona Report 8 Dec 2012 22:15

Having had more time to reflect on this, I now have questions.

With both hospital and royal security in place, how was it that a call was put through? The nurse would have every reason to believe that it was passed by Security.

Also - the nurse would have been very embarrassed once she knew what had happened, as she would be well aware that she had breached patient confidentiality and she was experienced enough to not do that. However - to even contemplate suicide (which seems to be accepted, even before the Coronor has issued a statement), it makes me feel that we have not been told the full story. This leads me to ask another question.

Who told her that she had been duped into betraying the confidentiality? and HOW did they tell her?. For her to take her own life over it, I would really like to know the answers to this - and the name of the person who said it.

I'm still not defending the DJs - I think they were twits to attempt the call - but I feel that something else needs to be known. The facts as they are now, just don't seem to fit together.