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Complainant Name:
Dr Warden

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Citizen (Gloucester)

Complaint:

Dr Warden of South Gloucester Mental Health Centre complained that an article had inaccurately set out that on the day that she committed suicide Nicola Fuller had seen a student nurse who had told her to “go away and pull herself together”.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction and apology:

The Editor wishes to apologise to the medical staff involved for the incorrect information given in the article headlined "Suicide Verdict of Gay Army Girl" which was carried in The Citizen on June 23, 2006. The article suggested that Nicola Fuller saw a student nurse, on the day of the suicide, who told her to "pull herself together." This is not true. Ms Fuller did see a student nurse on that day, but was not told to pull herself together. The Citizen would like the public to know that the suicide was in no way related to the contact with the student nurse.

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