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jondf e2
8 2.7k
7 Dec 2012 3:49PM
A nurse trying to do her job, doubtless under pressure, becomes the victim of a heartless prank -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20645838

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Scutter e2
7 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 3:53PM
How awful; I hope the DJ's feel ashamed of the unintended consequence of their hoax................
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 3:54PM
I just spotted that, without knowing the whole story one's mind fills in a few gaps but it seems tragic whatever outcome

(wait for the conspiracy theorist to get hold of this - they will have a field day )
Scutter e2
7 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 3:57PM
agreed Brain, we don't know the whole story but I'm afraid I leapt to the same conclusion as the BBC!
It is tragic, but i dont agree the prank was 'heartless'. It certainly backfired, and didnt go as expected, but i am sure nobody ever intended for this to happen.

I think the training of the nurses has to be questioned too though, if they are making simple mistakes such as revealing patient details over the phone. The poor woman made an error and unfortunately it seems she could not cope with that. It was a prank in this case, but what if it was a reporter calling?
jondf e2
8 2.7k
7 Dec 2012 4:03PM
Perhaps frivolous would have been a better word. It's likely the pranksters had a good laugh before, during and after their little ruse. They'll not be laughing now.
KarenFB e2
8 4.4k 163 England
7 Dec 2012 4:12PM
How awful!!

Though I read:-


Quote:BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt said he understood Mrs Saldanha was the person who answered the call from the Australian DJs and was not the nurse who discussed the duchess's medical condition.


So, from that I gather she passed the DJ's onto someone else, who gave the medical details - if this is the case, why had she blamed herself!?!
7 Dec 2012 4:35PM
I have just heard this on the Radio news - terribly sad.

Quote:How awful; I hope the DJ's feel ashamed of the unintended consequence of their hoax................

I agree with Scutter on this one.
sparrowhawk e2
6 268 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 6:08PM
words fail me how sad !!
Big Bri e2
13 15.7k United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 6:24PM

Quote:So, from that I gather she passed the DJ's onto someone else, who gave the medical details - if this is the case, why had she blamed herself!?!


Presumably because she passed the call to the nurse and said "It's the Queen". If you were the nurse, what would you have done?
KarenFB e2
8 4.4k 163 England
7 Dec 2012 6:39PM
I don't blame her for passing on the call, but I feel more could have been done to support her - she must have been in such a desperate state to take her own life.

I understand from tonight's news that the phone call can still be heard on the radio's web site - the least the radio station could do is take it down, yet nothing has been heard from them!
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
7 Dec 2012 6:53PM
I can't believe this one isolated incident would be enough to make someone take their own life. This must have been the preverbial straw that boke the camel's back...she must have had other deep-lying problems, and this merely tipped her over the edge.

Malc
StrayCat e2
10 15.5k 2 Canada
7 Dec 2012 6:56PM
It's possible it triggered something in her that had been lurking just below the surface. The members of her profession are special people who daily deal with levels of stress that the average person will never encounter. It's sad, but being regular jerks is a way of life for many people. It's just another part of the world we live in, anything goes.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
7 Dec 2012 7:26PM

Quote:It's possible it triggered something in her that had been lurking just below the surface


That one event on its own would be more than enough.

I absolutely hate the media.
KarenFB e2
8 4.4k 163 England
7 Dec 2012 7:53PM

Quote:I absolutely hate the media.


Totally agree with you!! Law unto themselves with no consideration or compassion for others.

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