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Australian DJs who pranked nurse taken off the air
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source is Reuters employee.

More from TMZ:

The two Australian DJs at the center of the Kate Middleton hospital prank have gone RADIO SILENT since news broke that the nurse at the hospital committed suicide ... TMZ has learned.

The DJs are under serious fire after pulling off a stunt where they pretended to be the Queen of England (fake voice and all) and duped nurse Jacintha Saldanha into connecting them to the people treating Middleton, who revealed details about Kate's condition.

Saldanha's body was discovered early this morning ... and cops believe it's an obvious suicide.

TMZ called the Australian radio station where the DJs work ... and were told by the executive producer that the DJs will NOT be taking any calls, period.


The E.P. explained ... the DJs have been "ordered" not to speak to the media. It's unclear who issued the order.

The producer added, "I advise you to stop trying to call them."

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I do not at all feel any remorse for those DJs losing their jobs. They ought to be fired, and not just for this .

got it.
so the nurse who killed herself wasn't the one who gave away information, right?

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oh man, she probably was just nervous about the queen calling, and pass the call to anyone near her

yeah exactly. It's so tragic.

No. She just transferred the call.

No. But the nurse who gave the information isn't at fault because it's reception's job to screen the callers put through people who are authorized to speak to them.

However the nurse who killed herself wasn't really a receptionist. She just answered the phone because it was early and the receptionist wasn't on duty. So while she didn't follow proper reception protocol, that's also not her job.

the nurse who killed herself wasn't really a receptionist. She just answered the phone because it was early and the receptionist wasn't on duty.

Is this true? I didn't know. That makes it so much worse. :/

I was a hospital receptionist in hs and college, and yes, we screened calls, but ONLY in the sense where we asked the person's name and their relation to the patient, told the nurse, and the NURSES decided whether or not the person on the line had permission to get information. It wasn't my job to decide whether the person was authorized to get information.

Hm. My father has been in the hospital some the last few years, and I always have to call a main reception desk and get through them before I can talk to a nurse on the floor, who does little in the way of background checks. It's been the same for my sister and best friend who had babies recently in hospitals in different states. Another person here described working the hospital switchboard for years, and had a similar setup to what I described. So I just assumed the setup was pretty much the same at every hospital. Clearly not.

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