Does responsibility for nurse’s death lie closer to home?

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From: Terry Duncan, Greame Road, Bridlington.

WE need to know what Mrs Jacintha Saldama was told by her in-house managers after her unfortunate taking of a call from a couple of dubious radio artists from Australia which apparently led to her tragic death.

The King Edward VII hospital chiefs tell us she was being looked after through their policy of protecting staff. But they have not revealed any details of how she was treated by her superiors.

Why were calls not being monitored by the security services? Where were they?

From: Karl Sheridan, Selby Road, Holme on Spalding Moor.

THE tragic circumstances involving the Australian radio station 2Day FM’s prank phone call to King Edwards VII Hospital, and the resulting death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha makes me question the hospital’s administration, and especially their response to the error of the nurse.

Admittedly the Australian DJ’s were out of order staging the prank, but I do wonder to what extent the hospital’s administration contributed to her taking her own life. No doubt those administrators have never made errors.

Perhaps hospital chairman Lord Glenarthur might like to reflect on my point and ask a few questions of the hospital administration himself because I feel that responsibility for the unfortunate woman’s death lies far closer to home than Australia.

From: David Marsh, West Close, Pontefract.

THE backlash against the two Australian DJ’s in the wake of Jacintha Saldanha’s suicide is abhorrent. Surely the media need to take some responsibility in the reporting of the prank in the first place? Was the item really newsworthy? I think not.

Pranks have long been a part of the entertainment business, with Noel Edmonds’ funny phone calls, Candid Camera, All For Laughs etc. No one could have foreseen that this particular prank would have ended so tragically.

The danger now is that common sense will be discarded in favour of tough new rules that places us all in mental straight-jackets. No jokes at work etc.

I have every sympathy with the bereaved family, especially at this time of year, but equally, to hold two DJ’s entirely responsible is lunacy.

From: D Wood, Thorntree Lane, Goole.

I FIND it amazing just how out of touch with the general public our clueless senior politicians are when it comes to the priorities.

Upon the happy announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a child, what is the Government’s response – to rush through legislation about the succession.

The Royal Family is a great British institution. It is not broken so why do these useless nincompoops want to mess around with it?

The succession has been like it is for more than a thousand 
years, and only affects the 
Royal Family, it should be 
left alone, especially by this shower we have for a Government.

Then we have the proposed marriage of homosexuals or lesbians, which the majority of the public and most religions do not want.

The above are two examples of policies which nobody voted 
for and only a tiny minority 
want, and are a complete 
waste of Parliamentary 

I suppose the reason for 
these policies is that they are about the only things the Government can change without having to ask the EU 
for permission.

From: Dai Woosnam, Woodrow Park, Scartho, Grimsby.

WHEN is this obsequious behaviour toward our Royal Family going to end?

Don’t blame the Australian radio presenters for the nurse’s suicide. Blame her managers at that hospital for hugely over-reacting.

Those people should be sacked immediately, but will probably get the MBE that fawning over the Royals often brings.

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