Australian radio hosts who made prank call to royal hospital taken off air over nurse's death

Dec 7, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Independent

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And ffs, only a princess would go to hospital for morning sickness - and probably at the expense of the tax payer.
Pregnant duchess' morning sickness could be dangerous
By Maria Cheng, Associated Press

LONDON -- While morning sickness in pregnant women is common, the problem the Duchess of Cambridge has been hospitalized with is not.

"It's not unusual for pregnant women to get morning sickness, but when it gets to the point where you're dehydrated, losing weight or vomiting so much you begin to build up (toxic) products in your blood, that's a concern," said Dr. Kecia Gaither, director of maternal fetal medicine at Brookdale University and Medical Center in New York.

Left untreated, the mother could be at risk of developing neurological problems -- including seizures -- or risk delivering the baby early.

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Could have, but not necessarily for someone with a naturally soft personality... and nurses/doctors/ambos etc have a different way of looking at and dealing with things compared to the general population. Some are hard cases, some are overly soft.
I've often been accused of having a warped sense of humour by my lay-people friends - but amongst the nursing fraternity it's totally normal.
To somebody who had an exemplary reputation and who was proud of their work and went out of their way to not hurt people, I can imagine that this would have been very humiliating - being Royal family connected, it was a massive breach of protocol, which made it 110 times worse.. She wasn't censured by the hospital or the Royals, but she may have copped a bit of flack from the other staff which could have tipped the scales... we don't know.
But whatever, nothing about this was worth taking her life over.
It would be good if we didn't have to rely on 20-20 hindsight to teach us the difference between right and wrong.
And you probably know yourself as do most people who work or have worked in service industries that it's impossible to be some sort of super-psychologist and be able to allow for every possible emotional reaction a stranger can show, and it'd be even harder over the phone.
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True or not, that's contrary to what was said in the Independent:
Quoting: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-new...
"It is understood that Ms Saldanha, who was registered to practice in Britain in July 2003, had not been disciplined or suspended by the hospital."
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You're 200% right with the last sentence, but if it is true that she hadn't been somehow disciplined by the hospital as the article said then there must've been something in her personal mental makeup or some other external influence we don't know about which compelled her to commit suicide other than the prank call.
Perhaps it could be linked to the embarrassment the publicity the prank generated but even then that would've been well out of the DJs' control as publicity tends to snowball and amplify in the media, especially with the over-emotional and knee-jerk cockheads using Twitter nowadays.
True, but even the emotionally strongest of us would have been embarassed and perhaps a little ashamed at having been duped and failing one of the key responsibilities of their job in such a public manner.

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why prank call a hospital ? how stupid !- dont trick with emergency services for god sake !,

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And you probably know yourself as do most people who work or have worked in service industries that it's impossible to be some sort of super-psychologist and be able to allow for every possible emotional reaction a stranger can show, and it'd be even harder over the phone.
For sure. Even in real life it's sometimes hard to 'pick' peoples reactions, some you can get away with saying anything, others will start WW3 over anything you say.

There used to be a thing called "phone etiquette" and "letter etiquette" when it was the unwritten rule to never say on the phone or in writing, anything that could be misconstrued by the receiver.

Now-days people just don't care as they are very rarely held accountable for their actions.

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is it normal for aussies with "jobs" to pull a prank on their own royal monarch family thousands of miles and like seven oceans away?perhaps they were overpaid in their jobs?is nothing sacred to theses pranksters? should the television station be liable for the tragedy???and is this the australian values everyone was talking about?
sounds like having fun at the expense and even death of someone else they hardly know.

im confused by australian values and its true meaning.anyway,i condemn this prank and its ill effects.
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tinydropthestickgooddog wrote:
why prank call a hospital ? how stupid !- dont trick with emergency services for god sake !,
it appears theyse 2 radio presenters think nothing about the royal family,privacy of others,medical emergency services in hospital or the death or deaths or careers of others.seems like they intend to have fun not knowing what will be their actions.its alright if they made a call to a supermarket or to some workplaces that do not have people nursing sick and people who have medical issues which may result in deaths.

this is truly what i call irresponsible behaviour.
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which radio station is employing those 2 radio presenters ??
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i have never come across sick humans pulling a prank such as this.
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Because stupid poms take their dumb queen worship too far. What a backwards country and what a backwards culture LOL
Exactly right, England is still stuck in the 18th century with its grovelling obeissance to some pampered and priveleged people.The French had sense enough to get rid of elitist unjust monarchism as did the Russians.But English monarchism at least helped the english populate there colonies as so many british could not wait to leave the suffocating, prudish, unjust, suppressive class dominated England.

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which radio station is employing those 2 radio presenters ??
It's not hard to click on a link, the station is mention on all of them.

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..... and is this the australian values everyone was talking about?
No it isn't, and you know very well it isn't.
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tinydropthestickgooddog wrote:
why prank call a hospital ? how stupid !- dont trick with emergency services for god sake !,
That's a very good point I never thought of that it's not as though your ringing up to some wholesale business also they shouldn't be attempting to peek into the royal families affairs that would be some sort of breach or attempted breach of royal security possibly
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No it isn't, and you know very well it isn't.
but if they are not doing it the australian values?then what sort of values atre they doing??im confused from police tasering someone over a box of cookies to strange acts n pranks.should it be part of aussie values????my mi9nd is no longer as firm as it was.....im confused as i now deem all of these as part of australian values.
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No it isn't, and you know very well it isn't.
GrannyGums, why the incontinent bum bum?
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Chinese Tsar wrote:
is it normal for aussies with "jobs" to pull a prank on their own royal monarch family thousands of miles and like seven oceans away?
I think you can answer your own question. If it was normal, do you think radio DJs working for a commercial station would bother to broadcast their own attempts?
Chinese Tsar wrote:
perhaps they were overpaid in their jobs?
Perhaps it is simply part of their job?
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is nothing sacred to theses pranksters?
Ask one.
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should the television station be liable for the tragedy???
Should (edit:) the radio station or anyone be liable for the actions of people which cannot be reasonably foreseen?
Chinese Tsar wrote:
and is this the australian values everyone was talking about?
If you are extrapolating the innocent actions of two people and its unforeseen consequences as being reflective of the values of an entire nation of people then it is obvious that your own values lie in being a antagonistic troll and not a very intelligent one.
Chinese Tsar wrote:
sounds like having fun at the expense and even death of someone else they hardly know.
It only sounds like someone is having fun to you because you only want to find negativity in this.

Put yourself in the shoes of the DJs. Would you like to feel like them right now?
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im confused by australian values and its true meaning.
If you think Australian values are reflected by the totally unforeseen results of innocent pranks calls from Sydney radio stations then it is likely you will forever remain confused by Australian values and even simple things in life others take for granted like tying one's own shoelaces and wiping one's own bottom.
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anyway,i condemn this prank and its ill effects.
On the other hand, if the nurse hadn't have committed suicide you wouldn't have cared less about the prank and the same with all the hotheaded over-emotional jerk-offs on Twitter.
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I think you can answer your own question. If it was normal, do you think radio DJs working for a commercial station would bother to broadcast their own attempts?
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Perhaps it is simply part of their job?
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Ask one.
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Should (edit:) the radio station or anyone be liable for the actions of people which cannot be reasonably foreseen?
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If you are extrapolating the innocent actions of two people and its unforeseen consequences as being reflective of the values of an entire nation of people then it is obvious that your own values lie in being a antagonistic troll and not a very intelligent one.
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It only sounds like someone is having fun to you because you only want to find negativity in this.
Put yourself in the shoes of the DJs. Would you like to feel like them right now?
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If you think Australian values are reflected by the totally unforeseen results of innocent pranks calls from Sydney radio stations then it is likely you will forever remain confused by Australian values and even simple things in life others take for granted like tying one's own shoelaces and wiping one's own bottom.
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On the other hand, if the nurse hadn't have committed suicide you wouldn't have cared less about the prank and the same with all the hotheaded over-emotional jerk-offs on Twitter.
someone half way across the world died because of pranksters from australia.what if she had a family to feed and jobs are hard to come by especially when its having bad economic times in that part of the world. who will take care of her kids?her old parents?what if receptionist was meek .weak and shy???did she desrve it from possibly losing a job to suicide?

i view this as an act somewhat similiar to terrorsim.it actually kills!and thats like a criminal act.
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it appears theyse 2 radio presenters think nothing about the royal family,privacy of others,medical emergency services in hospital or the death or deaths or careers of others.
Save your moralistic sermon for those who invade the privacy of others and kill others on a professional and totally intentional basis.
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seems like they intend to have fun not knowing what will be their actions.
I'm sure the radio station will hire a psychologist with telepathic mind-reading abilities next time they play a call prank.
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its alright if they made a call to a supermarket or to some workplaces that do not have people nursing sick and people who have medical issues which may result in deaths.
But just not to a workplace where the recipient broadcasts the telepathic message,"No prank calls please, I am emotionally unstable and a suicide risk".
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this is truly what i call irresponsible behaviour.
It would only be irresponsible if the nurse's suicide could be reasonably foreseen, which it couldn't be.

If we all avoided the whole range of actions which could possibly flip another stranger out or unintentionally result in their suicide we would all be living as hermits with no social interaction whatsoever for the rest of our lives. Is this your preference?
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which radio station is employing those 2 radio presenters ??
Radio Free Lamingtons.
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someone half way across the world died because of pranksters from australia.
Then thank globalisation.
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what if she had a family to feed and jobs are hard to come by especially when its having bad economic times in that part of the world.
Thousands of parents with children suicide all around the world each year, the only thing newsworthy about this one was its unusually high public profile and apparent causation.
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who will take care of her kids?her old parents?what if receptionist was meek .weak and shy???did she desrve it from possibly losing a job to suicide?
Only when she committed suicide did she lose her job and it was her own decision to commit suicide.

It can be safely said that she didn't deserve to suicide as an indirect and unintended result of a phone prank, but then that doesn't mean you point fingers at other people if those people couldn't possibly foresee her actions.

That is not justice, all you are doing is trying to satisfy your own blood-lust.
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i view this as an act somewhat similiar to terrorsim.it actually kills!and thats like a criminal act.
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/terrorism

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/prank (Definition 2)

Terrorists are definitely not pranksters.

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