Kate hoax call REALLY not funny anymore……
oh jesus. jesus jesus jesus that is terrible.
My heart sank and I wasn’t even the prank caller. Imagine how you would feel if you were personally responsible for someone killing themselves 🙁
I found the prank call pretty funny, but equally stupid. I just didn’t expect them to get anywhere with it. Clear security issue there, but not worth someones life.Posted 5 years agoNicoMember
Has anybody actually read the article? “Breach of confidentiality”? She wasn’t the nurse giving the details, just picked up the phone. We don’t even know how she died. “I would imagine she was lambasted by her management for embarrassing their ‘institution’ ” yet the article says she was supported … give me strength.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
It was always going to cause damage, if it worked. And once you make that decision to go out and harm someone, you take responsibility for that even if it goes way further than you expect. Just one of the assorted reasons that you shouldn’t be crap to people just because you think it’s funny.
Very sad.Posted 5 years agoedlongMember
Breach of patient confidentiality like that – potential sanction would be struck off the nursing register. So loss of career.
Have you read the article – she wasn’t the one who gave any details out. No need to let facts get in the way though, ey?
EDIT: Beaten to it – what they said ^^Posted 5 years agospawnofyorkshireSubscriber
lets put a line under the lambasting of gluptons comments, the way the bbc website does live news stories is to expand an article under the same url therefore details (or lack of) change quite quickly.
Tbh I thought the prank was in poor taste to begin with, and whilst the aussie dj’s should have known there’d be consquences for their actions, this is beyond the expectation of anyone.
This pretty darn sad and i hope that the nurses family and colleagues aren’t put through the wringerPosted 5 years agonealgloverMember
but it was not a malicious prank and this could never have been predicted.
I do agree that this could not have been predicted (if its even related, as we don’t know that, yet)
I don’t agree that it was not a malicious prank.
They knew full well, that if it worked, their “joke” could quite easily cost the person on the other end of the phone their job/career.Posted 5 years agoCougarSubscriber
There’s more on the Grauniad (for some value of ‘more’),
Scotland Yard has launched an investigation and is treating the death as “unexplained”.
In a statement, it said: “Police were called at approximately 9.25am on Friday, December 7, to a report of a woman found unconscious at an address in Weymouth Street, W1.
“London ambulance service attended and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Inquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances of the incident. The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage”.
They’re also flogging the “victim of hoax nurse” angle, but as has been said here the deceased was the nurse on reception, not the one who gave out confidential information.Posted 5 years agoslowmartMember
Mother of two.
They sound like a well managed and ethical business.Posted 5 years ago
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