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Nurse in Hoax Call Found Dead

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JoyDean Report 7 Dec 2012 23:13

R.I.P. Jacintha Saldanha,

Her family released this statement:

We as a family are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Jacintha. We would ask that the media respect our privacy at this difficult time. We would request that you direct your questions and queries through the police press office.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 7 Dec 2012 23:14


I put those forums up as they were linked to the News paper link Alan put up.

I DIDN'T say most people thats your word not mine.I said SOME people.


SueMaid Report 7 Dec 2012 23:17

My apologies Sue - I've just been on another forum where people are implying that all Aussies like to play pranks on people and they don't care who gets hurt. Made me a bit sensitive.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 7 Dec 2012 23:19

It's ok SueMaid.

I think most people are sensitive over this death and the prank call.


Muffyxx Report 7 Dec 2012 23:21

After the topless photos it's obvious the press worldwide are up to their old tricks again with Kate like they were with Diana.

All the more reason to protect their privacy at a respected hospital knowing that there are unscrupulous journos about.surely? why didn't they????

...add to that Harry and his nude pics..........when will they learn ffs !!!!!...these people surely aren't that daft?


Porkie_Pie Report 7 Dec 2012 23:23

its been reported that Nurse Saldanha was the nurse who spoke to the hoax caller about Kate


dangersprout, Regardless of who said what they all have procedures that they have to follow why should this case be any different



ChrisofWessex Report 7 Dec 2012 23:27

Apparently the call went through at 5.30 a.m. now I can picture night nurses coming towards the end of a shift, possibly without even been able to take a break due to the demands of patients, feeling shattered and certainly not alert enough to think this could not be H.M. May she rest in peace. It may not be suicide - no post mortem has been carried out. Her family must be devastated and thoughts go out to them and her children.


Muffyxx Report 7 Dec 2012 23:33

I said at the time........when i heard this *prank* (and i've laughed loudly at others but not at this one because i just felt it was SO tame and pathetic)...I can't believe anyone would imagine the Queen being with Charles at 5.30am in the morning in the first place anyhow !!! So I'm not going to lie and say it's an easy mistake to make because it wasn't.

However from what I've heard THIS lady put the call through after a VERY brief conversation....she had nothing to be ashamed of.......something just smells very wrong to me here with this tbh .x


Porkie_Pie Report 7 Dec 2012 23:40

Nothing said on the itv news about her putting the call through,

but it said that she was the victim of the hoax call so looks like the report above from the dailyecho may be correct



Muffyxx Report 7 Dec 2012 23:45

The irony is...we'd never have known her name but for wasn't plastered all over the papers.....and we still don't know the name of the other nurse involved (thank goodness)'s just odd.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 8 Dec 2012 00:05

None of you have considered WHERE was the Bodyguard as Kate has 3 bodyguards.

WHY didn't the nurse get the bodyguard to take the call,.the bodyguard should have been outside the room Kate was in sat on a chair..

Edit especially at 5-30am when the call came through to the hospital.

RIP Jacintha and condolences to all your family.


Muffyxx Report 8 Dec 2012 00:14

The same place Harry's bodyguards were when he got stung possibly Sue?

It doesn't make sense to me at me an old cynic or conspiracy theorist...whatever..but I don't buy it.


Porkie_Pie Report 8 Dec 2012 00:27

Sue, I don't think the Bodyguard would be sat on a chair outside Kates Room,

Bodyguards/royal protection officers would have a different approach to their work using covert and overt techniques and their job is to protect her from attack and kidnapping which is quite different to someone making a phone call to the Hospital



LollyWithSprinklez Report 8 Dec 2012 00:36

Putting aside the dreadful consequences of the hoax call

The fact they managed to get through at all is what I have failed to understand from the beginning

A private hospital has a patient who is the subject of intense media interest they are camped outside in their dozens, the phone number would have been known to them and must have been hot with calls for information throughout Kate's stay

But it is a nurse who is answering the reception calls???

After the event the hospital says it is tightening up it's phone protocol?

A little late once the horse has bolted!!

Management at the hospital has to come under scrutiny - It is ultimately their responsibility


Muffyxx Report 8 Dec 2012 00:42

THe fact that there was a PERSON impersonating a corgi whilst all the info was being imparted is also a HUGE elephant in the room....there really was gross misconduct occurring here...yes the DJ's shouldn't have done it....BUT measures should've been put in place to protect both Kate AND the staff...and it wasn't which to my mind is unforgivable.... i blame the hospital for that..not the nurses or the DJs...were I management I'd really feel embarassed at the amateurish prank which was waived through.........and part of me would want to see heads roll..but ultimately the fault lies with management..because that is what they are there to do.......MANAGE.


LollyWithSprinklez Report 8 Dec 2012 00:44



Muffyxx Report 8 Dec 2012 00:45

Lolly we cross posted..but i agree with your post entirely x


supercrutch Report 8 Dec 2012 00:49

If you phone an NHS hospital at that hour (and I have) one of the security team answers the phone. Presumably because this is a private hospital that is not deemed necessary.

It's just unfortunate that this poor nurse took the incoming call and re-directed it through to the ward where Kate's room was located.

The second nurse who reportedly gave a status report is the one that should shoulder any blame.

Anyway I hate speculation so lets see what transpires AS THE TRUTH.

SueMaid, please don't be offended, we have morons in both our countries.


Porkie_Pie Report 8 Dec 2012 00:59

I also agree with both Muffy and Lolly

As i said in one of my earlier post, Nurses have been known to get the blame when someone higher up should be walking the plank



LollyWithSprinklez Report 8 Dec 2012 01:00

NHS or private under the circumstances security should be at the forefront

neither nurse should have been put in the position of taking the call !!