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To think they should reconsider the DJ's job since the nurse commited suicide?

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MightTinge Fri 07-Dec-12 15:52:07

For some strange reason I felt cross when I read of her suicide. Was she in the wrong place at the wrong time? Should the DJ be punished or is it simple a
'Stunt gone wrong'?
After all look what happened with sachsgate. This was much worse IMO before her suicide.
I feel very sad for her children.


valiumredhead Fri 07-Dec-12 15:53:26

Blimey, I didn't know that had happened!

XBenedict Fri 07-Dec-12 15:54:59

I guess the DJs never thought for one moment it would come to this. However right from the start I thought it was an inappropriate "joke" to do.

CaliforniaSucksSnowballs Fri 07-Dec-12 15:55:54

Jokes to many feel like bullying to the recipient. They should get fired.

MyNutcrackerSuiteAudrina Fri 07-Dec-12 15:57:31

That is terrible! Poor lady and her children. I wonder what the palace will say / do?

diddl Fri 07-Dec-12 15:57:55

That is terrible.

And she was the one on reception who transferred it-not even the nurse who gave out details?

valiumredhead Fri 07-Dec-12 15:58:35

She probably realised it would be very hard to get another job if she was fired from her current job. Awful.

valiumredhead Fri 07-Dec-12 15:59:19

Oh goodness, so she wasn't even the nurse who disclosed details?

MightTinge Fri 07-Dec-12 15:59:29

No idea. Also, poor Kate. Feeling like shit, hormonal and then she'll hear of this.

The DJ should have been fired regardless of the suicide. But I feel sorry for him also, this never should have happened.

Fairylea Fri 07-Dec-12 15:59:39

That's awful sad she must have had underlying mental health issues I think... so sad.

KenLeeeeeee Fri 07-Dec-12 16:00:45

It's just awful. Her poor family.

SolidGoldFrankensteinandmurgh Fri 07-Dec-12 16:01:01

Actually, the DJs are not to blame at all. This was a silly prank with no real malice attached to it, and if the DJs are sacked then it will be another demonstration of the attitude that the royals are so fucking SPESHUL that taking the piss out of them means you have to suffer severe punishment.

Though I would imagine that if this is true which it may not be, then the woman must have had other problems far more serious than having put through a phone call about some posh bint's pregnancy.

Flyingfruit Fri 07-Dec-12 16:01:28

Of course they shouldn't be fired. It was a silly joke gone wrong and they will now have to live with the guilt of what's happened for the rest of their lives. The poor woman and her family.

SolidGoldFrankensteinandmurgh Fri 07-Dec-12 16:03:22

Right, it's only suspected suicide. Far more likely not to be, and it's being spun like that by pro-royal bucketheads to make this thoroughly unimportant joke into a far bigger deal than it should be.

kdiddy Fri 07-Dec-12 16:03:29

Tbh even without this horribly sad news, I thought they should have been sacked anyway. It's utterly pathetic to ring somewhere, tricking people into giving out sensitive and personal medical information and doing it all for entertainment. They couldn't have foreseen this but they could have anticipated they would be getting people into trouble just for their own ends. Just awful.

Aboutlastnight Fri 07-Dec-12 16:03:51

Although the thread on mumsnet calling for the nurse to be sacked was out of order too.

Bad business all round, really. I fon't know why people doing difficult stressful jobs can't be allowed to make the occasional non fatal mistake .

MrsSnow Fri 07-Dec-12 16:04:11

How sad. Her poor family must be devastated...

Aboutlastnight Fri 07-Dec-12 16:16:14

I think the nurse would have been under tremendous stress after this happened; carpeted at work, two small children, the enture world knowing the details of your mistake, probably after the pressure of caring for someone with such high status.

Sallyingforth Fri 07-Dec-12 16:16:55

Bad business all round, really. I fon't know why people doing difficult stressful jobs can't be allowed to make the occasional non fatal mistake.

She wasn't disciplined by the hospital. According to the BBC they supported her. But she must have felt desperately bad at letting down the nurse who she put the call through to, as well as the patient.

It was a disgusting trick to play on an innocent victim.

marchwillsoonbehere Fri 07-Dec-12 16:18:23

Also, poor Kate. Feeling like shit, hormonal and then she'll hear of this.

Yep that's it in a nutshell alright, poor Kate, boo hoo

Is there really no end to the forelock tugging that this country will perform to people who by accident of birth/marriage are more privileged than anyone has the right to be?

Poor Kate indeed....what about the poor nurse???? (All this said without knowing whether it was suicide or not...)

Tragic, tragic, tragic for so many reasons

FivesGoldNorks Fri 07-Dec-12 16:19:45

I've asked this on the other thread and no ones answered but isn't the station producer equally or more to blame?

Solidgold, if they get sacked I don't think it will be to do with the royal family. It will be because they played a prank which ended in suicide. I do take your point though.

SantaIAmSoFuckingRock Fri 07-Dec-12 16:19:50

this is awful that poor poor woman. and her family. this is devastating. i definitely think those djs should be fired now. their actions directly led to this.

BreconBeBuggered Fri 07-Dec-12 16:23:10

Whilst I think the prank calls were in poor taste to say the least, I can't help wondering whether I missed the inquest.

marchwillsoonbehere Fri 07-Dec-12 16:23:54

their actions directly led to this.

Sorry I really do disagree Santa.

If it is suicide then the ridiculous and unnecessary adoration in which the Royal Family is held led to this, in my view.

But in fact I feel dirty having even said this much. That poor girl....

Aboutlastnight Fri 07-Dec-12 16:24:52

Oh I am glad they were supportive at the hospital. The royal family were also very positive about the care received. Poor woman.

we fon't know the situation beforehand, she may well have been taking calls from royal representatives etc and never imagined it would be a prank call, who would?

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