Everyone seems to be very quick to assume that the nurse involved must have had 'other issues'. You have to remember that she came to Britain from India only 10 years ago and had been brought up in a different culture where the thought of bringing shame or disgrace on your family, employers or country might have much more resonance than it would for many of us. Add to that the fact that she may not have been as quick to recognise a 'phoney' accent as perhaps others might and also that she was alone in London - far away from her husband and children. I can well see that she may have felt the humiliation too much to bear.
I think that is fair comment. To be fair, I think most people find it too awful to contemplate that one stupid prank could have cost a woman her life, which is why other reasons are being sought, but I do think you need to imagine the position she might have been. I know that if I'd found myself in that position, even knowing that no disciplinary action was taken, I'd be mortified.
I think there are people seeking to blame the hospital too, which I think is unfair. Sure, some have picked up on the fact that the phone call in the first instance was handled by a nurse, not a receptionist, but honestly, who in their right mind would think that a hospital would receive a prank phone call in the early hours of the morning? Also, would anyone else have picked up on the 'joke'. I'm not so sure. It seems to me that the wrong here lies with those who made the call in the first instance, and those who approved it for broadcast.
The point, it seems to me, is that the call was aimed at poking 'fun' at the royals, because they are considered to be fair game for some reason. The thing is though, the patient could have been any young woman expecting her first baby and experiencing this extreme form of 'morning sickness'. I don't think anyone deserves that level of invasion of privacy, and no one deserves to be put in a position where their life is intolerable to them all because a radio station thousands of miles away felt like a laugh at someone else's expense.