I knew about the excellent reputation of Peter Duffy long before he blew the whistle. I also knew about the shocking reputation of certain wards in the hospital he worked in.
Peter wasn't the first to blow the whistle. Russell Dunkeld was an experienced nurse working on the geriatric wards who reported the heartless treatment of patients by some fellow 'nurses' and Mrs Bobsworth witnessed it first-hand when visiting, Joan, a retiree from Farnworth.
She visited Joan every day for weeks without fail returning home distressed at the wickedly uncaring attitude of some nurses. But there was one day, she couldn't visit. The following morning the phone rang. Joan was dead.
Russell didn't remember Joan. He would have done if he'd met her but it was around the same time that he blew the whistle. It seems his career was over the moment he did.