the nurse who took the hoax call has killed herself

(63 Posts)
catgirl1976geesealaying Fri 07-Dec-12 15:50:28

not aibu but sad

the poor woman

and the hoaxers must be feeling terrible

TryBreatheFly Sat 08-Dec-12 14:17:13

Yes, Monty I agree, I really do question why there is not much press attention on the failure of the hospital management.

This is where the buck stops IMO. The aussie journos are dimwit prats, no doubt, but there are plenty of those in the world - if you were a hospital with the highest profile patients but leave your phone line unmanned so a busy medical nurse has to pick it up in amongst her real duties - what kind of management does that hospital have?

Where were the protocols and procedures that should protect staff and patients? I find the hospital management very culpable here. I also wonder how much harranguing (sp?) Jacintha may have received unofficially even if she wasn't disciplined. Sounds like she was the bread winner too sad

maddening Sat 08-Dec-12 14:57:44

Why hadn't the hospital made moves to protect the nurses from the press ? What exactly did the hospital do to support her and what was their true treatment of her? As her employers they had a duty of care surely?

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Jinsei Sat 08-Dec-12 15:50:14

Is anyone else wondering how the other poor nurse is coping with all of this? sad I hope that she is getting the support that she needs.

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Owlfright Sat 08-Dec-12 15:58:39

I totally agree with maddening.

It's a sad fact that people play these type of pranks- the hospital should have robust procedures in place to deal with this type of thing, not leaving it to this busy nurse.

The hospital management clearly pride themselves on handling the treatment of high profile patients. This brings with it the risk of people attempting to glean information about such patients- they failed to protect their staff from these people.

FGS we've seen the press unashamedly access high profile people's mobile phones- surely making these types of hideous calls is the type if thing they could easily stoop to. The hospital should have been better prepared.......

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Sat 08-Dec-12 16:13:01

Is that true these DJs have form for these "pranks" and tricked a 14yr old into revealing she was raped?!

I'm sorry, all blame lies with those arseholes who clearly don't think through their irresponsible actions.

Yes the hospital could have had protocols in place, but they wouldn't bloody need to if pricks like this weren't out for their 15mins of fame without thinking about the repercussions on the normal people they get unwillingly involved.

Owlfright Sat 08-Dec-12 16:19:40

You are right girl, but sadly there are a lot of people like these idiots. The hospital can't just rely on no one being stupid enough to do this type of thing- the possibility of it happening is sadly very real.

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TryBreatheFly Sat 08-Dec-12 22:57:04

That's ... just devastatingly awful, whistling. How can these people continue to be employed? How can their families and friends be comfortable about being part of their lives?

Nevertheless, girl, although I agree with you that ideally these lowlifes should not be operating, the fact is, somewhere in the world, they always will be.

The royals know that, which is why they have their own protection in place. The nurse, a normal, decent person with a vital role to play in society, did not know this. And no-one was there to protect HER.

I feel very angry on her behalf. There's no point wishing low-media scum doesn't exist - it does. But the hospital management had a duty to protect staff and patients against this, being the long standing royal/sleb providers they are.

But no - one poor nurse felt all the agony and now the management are writing to the aussie radio station to complain - what's the bloody point of that? They should be writing to themselves to see where their duty of care to their staff went so disastrously wrong.

MissNJE Sun 09-Dec-12 00:25:12

I don't think it was suicide.

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Sun 09-Dec-12 01:13:02

yeah i know, just wish there weren't such awful people out there to make a quick buck at someone else's expense

ChippingInAWinterWonderland Mon 10-Dec-12 00:50:57

That is true NJE - she might have died of 'natural causes' I guess - heart attack or some such. However, they haven't updated, so I would assume she did take her own life sad

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