Georgie Parker stars as Terri Sullivan, the Nursing Unit Manager at All Saints Western General Hospital. She manages the general medical ward, affectionately known as the "Garbage Ward" because it takes the overflow of patients from all the other wards.
Terri cares for a terminal cancer patient and reminds the elderly woman she can refuse treatment but her doctor, Harry Williams, has no intention of withdrawing treatment and accuses Terri of advocating euthanasia. The nursing staff clash with an incompetent medical intern who walks off the ward in the middle of a procedure. Connor thinks a patient is going through alcoholic withdrawal, Von gives Jared lessons on nursing, and Ward 17 plays host to a nervous bikie's wedding.Read More
Dr. Harry Williams becomes the ward's newest, and most demanding, patient when he is admitted with a cardiac condition. While performing a delicate procedure on a patient whom she believes does not speak english, Von makes some inappropriate comments that upset her patient. Jarred connects with a young drug addict.Read More
Ben saves the life of a drug dealer who is then admitted to Ward 17 where he antagonises Luke whose imprisoned brother he knows. Connor's social life risks affecting his job performance as he challenges Dr Wu on his treatment for a patient. Sophie returns to nursing following her husband's death and is assigned to Ward 17 but Terri has concerns about her wellbeing. Connor agrees to let Jared move in.Read More
Bron faces the dilemma of becoming too attached to a patient when hunky muscle man Arnie Walker is brought in after falling off his motorbike. As his condition deteriorates, Bron suspects that his real problems may not be the result of the accident. Sophie faces professional and personal challenges on her first day back at work. Terri comes to the defence of a coworker who believes Terri is to blame for her dismissal.Read More
Emily Watson and her brother Robbie are admitted for a kidney transplant. Emily is the donor as Robbie has had reflux nephropathy since he was thirteen and has been on dialysis for most of his adolescence. Steph and Connor, who are assigned to them, express how brave and selfless Emily is being by giving her brother the ultimate gift. However, Emily down plays her sacrifice, Robbie is the one that is sick not her. Steph and Connor bond with their respective patients but in Connor's case, theres more than a hint of attraction to Emily. All seems set for the transplant and then the ward is stunned when Emily walks out of the hospital leaving a distraught Robbie behind. Connor is amazed to find Emily at Cougar's later the same night. She explains the reason behind her departure was that all her life shes been the dutiful daughter who did what was expected of her. Now she is putting number one first. Connor points out, by drawing parallels with his own brother, that being the favourite sibling, isn't always the easy ride that it seems. He also tells Emily that she has to be nil-by-mouth by midnight, if she drinks her glass of wine the op will be cancelled anyway.
Rachel McMahon, an incredibly fit triathlete, is admitted with bone cancer in her upper arms. She is to have a forequarter amputation, a devastating operation for anyone but even more so, for an elite athlete. Bron is dismayed, she always seems to get the basket cases. To everyone's surprise, however, Rachel is handling things surprisingly well, using her sporting philosophy to help her cope. Peter expresses his doubts to Terri about her bravado, he realises that it's a defence mechanism. Rachel and Bron, bond and Bron attends Rachel "arm off" party. Despite initial misgivings, Bron thinks that Rachel can handle anything that is thrown at her. After the operation, however, it is a different story. Rachel is a mess, having phantom limb pains and is inconsolable about the loss of her arm. It becomes Bron's responsibility to help her.Read More
Sophie ties to help a young West African woman who is torn between upholding traditions and concern for her health. An old friend from Von's past refuses treatment and causes difficult memories from their time in Vietnam to resurface. A young woman's illness confounds the doctors while Stephanie questions Luke's commitment to helping his patient.Read More
Bron's favourite patient Bob Parkin is back in the ward with pneumonia. He is stunned and disbelieving when told his illness is probably HIV related, and he refuses to have an HIV test. Nor is he forthcoming on the possible source of the infection, and Bron suspects he genuinely doesn't know. Bron makes it her personal mission to convince Bob to have the test, so he can take advantage of the latest therapies and treatments. However, her job is not an easy one as he has adopted an ostrich approach. Bron learns about Bob's long lost ex-lover and sensing she might be able to shed some light on his illness, tries to track her down.
Meanwhile, Luke assists in performing a laparotomy on Margaret Quinell. She has several tumours and the consultant is convinced it is terminal cancer. Luke is ordered to break the news to Margaret, even before the results of the biopsy come through. He's surprised however, when Margaret is philosophical about dying, as it means she can join her late husband. Margaret's estranged son David turns up at the hospital unexpectedly, after having lost touch with his mother. Connor finds himself treading a difficult path as he cares for Margaret and tries to help David reconcile with his mother before she dies.
Jared is dismayed and angry to find out that Angie is back in the ward. She fell over following an overdose and has a cut to her head. Dr. Wu tells her that he has contracted Hepatitis B and C. In addition to his normal duties, Jared takes care of Angie. However, he takes things too far when he invites her to stay with him and Connor upon her discharge from hospital.Read More
Jared is worried when a new mother rejects her child and when the baby goes missing, the teenage mother becomes the prime suspect. Seeing her possible future self, Von offers encouragement to a retired nurse who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. A woman recalls the situation causing her blindness.Read More
A mother delays her son's urgent brain tumour surgery to allow her time to perform a wican healing ritual. The mother's religious beliefs are an afront to Terri who struggles accuses the woman of using her son to make a political statement. A nervous patient's lucky coin goes missing after his operation. Ben wants to start a family but Stephanie isn't receptive to his planning.Read More
A high profile lawyer arrives for a coronary by-pass but her irresponsible attitude towards her own health, including her failure to give up smoking, make the surgeons decide to postpone the operation. Terri advocates to get an elderly patient approved for an expensive medication after he was refused a heart transplant due to his age. On the verge of leaving for a vacation with his wife, Peter is called back to the hospital by a patient. While trying to reconnect with his wife, Jenny is critically injured in a car accident. Connor is upset over Bron and Luke's relationship and Jared has a secret admirer.Read More
Connor is horrified to learn that his rugby hero has been admitted to Ward 17 with stab wounds from his girlfriend. Connor is excited after arranging to look after his idol, but his opinion of the man changes drastically after spending time with him and learning what prompted the attack. Peter keeps vigil at his wife's bedside in ICU in hopeful anticipation of her recovery. Two women with contrasting reasons for being in hospital find themselves sharing a room. Jared reconciles with his ex-fiancée Amanda.Read More
Terri has been up all night comforting Peter who cannot accept that his wife is braindead. She also has the difficult task of asking Peter to give consent for Jenny's organs to be donated for transplant purposes. Terri makes Connor the Team Leader for the day and the power goes to his head. Jared spots a suspicious mole as he prepares to discharge a patient. When Connor agrees to let Luke perform a biopsy on the ward, it causes a bed shortage and an elderly patient waiting to be given a bed wanders off.Read More
Terri mourns for Jenny and struggles with the breakdown of her friendship with Peter who has returned to work just one day after Jenny's funeral. A rambunctious godmother of a notorious crime family causes havoc on the ward. With no one to discuss her troubles with, Terri opens up to a charming patient. Luke has concerns for his job when a family secret is exposed. Connor must confront his prejudices as he comforts dying AIDS patient and his distraught partner.Read More
The arrival of two high-dependency patients from the Intensive Care Unit and an incompetent agency nurse increase the stress and workload in Ward 17. Despite his reassurances to Terri, Peter has trouble dealing with Raelene Gregson, a difficult patient who he blames for setting in motion the events leading up to his wife's death. Von feels betrayed when she learns a young woman deceived her about how she contracted her illness. Jared covers for an overworked colleague's mistake but a second error results in him filing an incident report. Bron and Luke's relationship is made public much to their friends' delight.Read More
An unwanted pregnancy results in an abandoned child as Terri and Peter are forced to put a young girl's emotional health at risk in order to save the life of her newborn baby. Angie continues to be a presence in Jared's life and surprises him by landing a job at All Saints as a cleaner on Ward 17 — much to Von's disgust. Stephanie confronts Ben, accusing him of having an affair.Read More
Stephanie supports a pregnant woman's decision to have a cochlear implant against her deaf husband's wishes. Bron resents Stephanie's accusation that she is playing favourites with her patients. Bron denies giving special attention to a handsome patient and refusing to rethink her behaviour even when the patient misreads her actions. A stubborn holocoast survivor battling diabetes helps Jared reconnect with his family.Read More
Luke is put through the wringer when a patient deteriorates before his eyes. Jared learns more harsh truths when he finds Angie working as a prostitute. Terri realises that Peter is nowhere near as settled as he appears in the aftermath of his wife Jenny's death. Realising she's not the person to talk to Peter, Terri asks Sophie for her help. While Von has trouble keeping her patients alive, Stephanie is taken aback by a family celebrating the death of a loved one.Read More
A young woman is in hospital with a serious bacterial infection six weeks after the birth of her first child. She goes into cardiac arrest has a near death experience. Jaz helps three elderly ladies feel worthwhile and Von brings out the devil in an otherwise shy, gentleman patient.Read More
Luke is attracted to a visiting surgical consultant in spite of her barracuda-like reputation. Initially offered a high-profile job at another hospital, Luke's standing with the specialist quickly changes as she denies any responsibility the misdiagnosis of a patient. Jared ignores his instincts and, following the directions of an intern, botches the treatment of a patient resulting in a report being filed against him by the doctor. On his first day with Rapid Response, Ben has a knife pulled on him by a gang member as he tries to attend to the victim of a stabbing. Later in hospital, the man warns Ben that his interference has made him a target for retaliation. A difficult patient gets physical with Stephanie and Jared's birthday surprise doesn't go over well with Terri.Read More
A man is admitted following an attack which has left him badly bruised, slightly concussed and with severed tendons in his hand. When his wife arrives he reacts to her with fear, but she tries to convince Steph that he needs psychiatric help. After talking to both the man and his wife, each of whom accuses the other of being the one in need of his professional help, Dr Morrison must determine who is telling the truth. Gossip is rampant amongst Bron and the other ward staff about the identity of Dr. Norman's mystery lover. Ben is attacked in a park resulting in him being a patient in Accident and Emergency. Suspicions are raised when insulin goes missing from the ward.Read More
Bron has an unpleasant shock when the new head of Cardiothoracic Surgery arrives at All Saints. It is none other than Professor Richard Craig… her father. While Luke enjoys being taken under the renouned doctor's tutelage as he prepares to perform a risky ground-breaking surgery, Bron continually butts heads with the strong-willed Professor, confounding her co-workers who are unaware of their existing relationship. Terri faces echoes from her past when she helps a victim of domestic violence. Von plays mediator between a protective father and his daughter's hospitalised boyfriend.Read More
On his first day back on the job, Ben responds to the scene of an armed robbery where a young police officer has been shot. After surgery, the young man, an old schoolmate of Jaz's, is brought onto the ward where it is discovered that his spinal column is damaged and he may never walk again. A young epileptic who arrives after an automobile accident tests Bron's patience with his bad attitude and self-destructive behaviour. Von helps a woman overcome her embarrassment to relieve her abdominal discomfort. Steph worries that Ben may be showing signs of Post Traumatic Shock Syndrome after his bashing.Read More
While Stephanie tries to adjust to the idea of being pregnant, she is assigned to nurse a dying woman who wants to hold on for the birth of her great-grandchild. Jared goes to bat for a young man with a cricket injury, appealing to Dr O'Hara to re-examine him when his condition takes a drastic turn for the worse. Peter steps in when Sophie's concerns for a patient go unheeded by Prof. Craig. The arrival of two student nurses to the ward adds excitement to the ward.Read More
Terri's faith is tested when her best friend and mentor, Sister Marguerite, undergoes a startling personality change after being admitted to the ward. Professor Craig saves a patient's life with a spectacular but risky emergency procedure. Sophie faces the consequences of trying to seduce Peter and a delightful couple show Jared that many old people have pasts that could curl his hair!Read More
A TV celebrity checks in for a double mastectomy — accompanied by a television crew who will document the whole procedure for a new medical show. Terri seeks to help the woman make what is an important life choice, despite the invasive presence of the media. In the midst of their latest public confrontation, Professor Craig drops a bombshell on the staff of Ward 17 — with dire consequences for her relationships with Luke and Connor. Jared's professionalism is challenged when he is tasked with caring for a homeless man. Bron is surprised by an eccentric patient's preparations for her death. Jared rejects Angie's plea for help.Read More
Richard Craig is all set to perform a ground breaking heart surgery, but when the patient changes his mind, Luke places the blame on Bron. Connor cares for a man of unknown identity only to discover when he emerges from a coma that he is part of a complicated family who are keeping the ward staff busy mediating their strained relationships. Jared organises a party to repair Bron and Connor's friendship, but his idea backfires and the night ends in tragedy.Read More
An English tourist and his wife are admitted after a serious car accident. She is in a coma and he is desperate to see her — in spite of his severe chest injuries, which mean that he cannot be moved. When the woman dies of her injuries, Richard Craig instructs Stephanie not to inform the husband which proves to be a difficult task given her close involvement with him. Terri's faith is tested when a convicted rapist is brought onto the ward. Jared fears he may have contracted HIV while giving First Aid to a Angie. Bron helps Bob to confront his prejudices during a visit to Outpatients while Jaz is courted by a cute young radiologist.Read More
Terri fills in as Assistant Director of Nursing for the day, leaving Steph responsible for Ward 17. Steph is emotionally tested when a young woman is admitted after a botched backstreet abortion. While nursing the young woman who undergoes a hysterectomy, Steph questions the importance of children in her own marriage following the loss of her pregnancy. After turning down Bob Parkin as a surgical candidate, Professor Craig forces Bron into making a huge sacrifice. Von suspects there is more to an elderly man's health than meets the eye and Jared literally saves a patient's life.Read More
Bob Parkin is in for a lung resection and Bron has developed a soft spot for him. She faces crisis upon crises as she hands in her resignation and her dear friend's life-saving operation goes terribly wrong. Connor doubts his ability as a nurse when a deranged patient takes a dislike to him. Von finds anger and compassion when a streetkid takes an unorthodox path to find help. Jared bears the brunt of Amanda's prejudices when she finds out that he could be HIV positive.Read More
A patient's flirtation with Jared becomes serious when she accuses him of rape. A patient's refusal to have an operation finally brings the axe down on Professor Craig. Having convinced Connor and Jared to let her move in with them, Bron then stuns Ward 17 by revealing her resignation. A patient's honesty and optimism gives Steph the strength to tell Ben she may never want children.Read More
When Peter counsels the father of a teenage binge drinker, he is also forced to examine his relationship with his own son. Bron is looking for action on her first day of ambulance duty… and she gets more than she bargained for. Jared tries to convince a husband to overcome his fears and spend more time with his terminally ill wife. Connor hopes for a quiet day on the Ward so he can watch the Grand Final telecast.Read More
Responding to the sudden death of an infant, Bron takes a compassionate approach to the grieving mother while Ben takes out his pent up aggressions from the loss of Steph's baby. The surly teenage daughter of a woman diagnosed with a severe neurological disorder shows a softer side when Terri takes it upon herself to tell the girl about the seriousness of mother's condition. A nudist makes life uncomfortable for the Ward 17 staff and gives Connor reason to believe Von is harbouring a revealing secret. Jaz's absence from work and odd behaviour concerns her co-workers. Bron receives an unexpected windfall from a departed friend.Read More
No one is surprised when a woman is re-admitted to the ward after being injured in a domestic dispute with her husband. Ben pushes himself to the limit when he and Bron try to rescue a woman trapped in a twisted car wreck. Connor learns a lesson in prejudice when he looks after a schizophrenic patient. Jaz tries to come to terms with the fact she was date-raped by Danny.Read More
Jaz is still trying to come to terms with her date rape and has a tense moment with Jared after she makes a mistake on the ward. It falls to Terri to tell the staff what happened and Ward 17 reels from the consequences when they learn about Jaz's ordeal. Peter helps Jaz begin to cope with the trauma she has been through while Bron shows her a direct way of dealing with the situation and Connor decides to get revenge on Jaz's behalf. Von is ashamed to realise her prejudices towards an overweight patient while Ben and Bron discover their elderly patient isn't at all what she appears to be.Read More
The husband of an old friend of Steph's is admitted with an inoperable brain tumour. His wife is barely coping with the strain and it seems a blessing when he slips into a coma. Steph soon faces a moral dilemma when she suspects her friend of performing euthanasia on her dying husband. Bron returns to the Ward for a shift as an agency nurse and her exciting stories as an ambo soon wear thin with the others. Jaz finds an unexpected ally in her struggle to see Danny brought to justice. Peter is troubled by thoughts of who received his late wife's organs.Read More
Terri is forced to nurse reluctant patient Bryan Taylor, a man who has been told that he will develop Huntingdon's Disease and who is determined to commit suicide. He is admitted to Ward 17 having overdosed on a slow-acting drug and has legal papers to say he is not to be resuscitated. Knowing there is still a chance to counteract the drug, Terri hopes to understand the man's motivations and hopefully convince him to change his mind. Bron and Ben form a close bond after becoming caught in a siege at a drug lab. Connor and Jared clash over the conflicting needs of two patients.Read More
Steph's life is on the line when she and two patients contract a rare disease. Luke is forced to question his abilities as a doctor when faced with an ungrateful patient. After getting trapped in a collapsed building, Ben shocks Bron by declaring he's falling in love with her. Von and Dr. Samantha O'Hara help an elderly doctor realise it's time to retire gracefully.Read More
Tension and panic runs high when Ben and Bron are called to save a little girl who has fallen down a storm water drain. With a rush of water about to engulf the drain, Ben feels the pressure of his job take hold. Terri reveals another side to her nature when a demanding patient pushes her too far. Jared and Samantha's attraction grows. Connor is shocked when a humorous bet with Jared turns sour.Read More
The 1998 season finale is packed with emotion when Ward 17 celebrates Christmas. A sick child hopes that her Christmas wish will come true; an elderly man asks Santa for a special gift for his ailing wife; Von learns the true meaning of Christmas; a homeless man goes to great lengths to stay in All Saints for Christmas dinner and Bron is in for a surprise at the Ward 17 Christmas party. Sophie is faced with the possibility of losing custody of her children to her father-in-law. Connor has decided it is finally time to tell Bron how he feels while Jared and Jaz receive test results.Read More
The lives of the Ward 17 staff are about to change forever when an emotional Sophie battles her father-in-law to retain custody of her two young boys. With her best friends being used against her in a seemingly unwinnable custody fight, Sophie, in her desperation, makes a drastic decision about her children's future. Bron becomes emotionally involved in the fate of a car accident victim and his young daughter. Jared is an unlikely ally when a patient returns to Ward 17 for an operation he is determined will enable him to walk again.Read More
Having responded to the scene of Sophie's car accident, Ben is having difficulty coming to terms with the aftermath of treating people he knows. Sophie and her children have survived the head-on collision resulting from her impaired driving but her friends are even more shocked when her desperate actions the night before come to light. Refusing to lose custody of her children to the man who raised her husband, Sophie confronts her father-in-law from her hospital bed putting Terri and Peter in the middle of a siege situation that will change eveyone's life. Meanwhile, Bron's fundraising netball game disintegrates when some personal agendas come into play on the court and Von's New Year's resolution seems destined to go up in smoke. A comment in the OR results in a nurse filing a report against Luke for negligence.Read More
Terri struggles to deal with what has happened to her friends Sophie and Peter. Bron learns about the hierarchy in the ambulance organisation when she finds herself under the supervision of a strict training officer. Having been confined to desk work while recovering from his Post Traumatic Stress, Ben confronts his demons when he resuscitates a girl at a local shopping mall. Jared and Samantha's blossoming romance is tested when they disagree on a patient's diagnosis. Despite downplaying the honour publicly, Von is secretly thrilled to be chosen as Employee of the Month. Connor ignores pleas to seek treatment for his bad back — until he sets eyes on Lily, the gorgeous acupuncturist.Read More
A busy day on the ward turns to chaos when the Health Minister is brought in as a patient. Experiencing first-hand the demands on the public health system, the Minister is sympathetic to the needs of the nursing staff but can offer nothing more than an expression of support. A lack of beds on the ward means a patient is left to recover from her operation on a trolley in the corridor. Despite protests from Steph, Luke is authorised to send the patient home early — a decision that has disastrous consequences. Terri struggles to help a Peter cope with his disabilities. Discouraged by his prognosis for recovery, Peter has difficulty adjusting to life in the hospital as a patient. Connor's visit to Lily, the beautiful acupuncturist, has embarrassing repercussions.Read More
Terri's emotional equilibrium is tipped when an old flame and colleague, Dr. Mitch Stevens, returns to All Saints after a ten year absence. She is confronted with her past and he delights in stirring the pot. Jaz is forced to make a decision about her pregnancy while Terri and Steph have a confrontation over the issue. Jared sticks to his old-fashioned romantic ideas in his quest to win Samantha's affections. Connor's life is made difficult by a female truck driver while Ben is forced to deal with an emergency situation while on an abseiling course.Read More
Mitch Stevens' unorthodox doctoring style brings tension — and humour — to Terri's ward. He steps on many toes as he goes but his decisions prove to be life-saving. Ben's first day back on the job as a paramedic brings unanticipated challenges for Bron when a young mother suffers an horrific tractor accident. Samantha O'Hara suffers a crisis of confidence when she makes a diagnostic mistake which affects her budding relationship with Jared while Connor becomes the unwitting pawn in a lapdancer's manipulative game. Terri steps in to care for Peter when he dismisses his homecare nurse.Read More
In an episode about dependence between friends, partners and workmates, dependence takes the form of teamwork, friendship and co-operation for some, while for others it is a reminder of a lack of independence. A street kid holds Mitch hostage in an attempt to abduct his junkie friend from Ward 17. Bron and Ben are faced with a complicated premature childbirth which tests Bron and brings up painful memories for Ben. Terri tries to help Peter cope with his trying day as a hospital out-patient. Connor suspects a budding romance between two patients. Von's Employeee of the Month honour garners her more unwanted attention.Read More
When a Jehovah's Witness patient is admitted for treatment, Terri and Luke find themselves on opposing sides of an ethical dilemma. Bron is forced to make some difficult decisions in order to save a life when she is caught up in an armed robbery. Mitch is devastated by the unexpected death of a patient despite his furious efforts to resuscitate her. Conner scores a double date with a surprising conclusion.Read More
The ward is thrown into turmoil when a patient who claims to be psychic says she spoke to the ghost of Sophie Williams who comforted her through the night. The woman's claims and the associated media coverage keep the staff on edge but the arrival of one young visitor pushes Von over the edge. Terri finds herself torn between her duty as a nurse and as a nun when she tries to help a young patient confused about his sexuality. Bron and Jared find life steamy at home when Connor has a house call from Lily. Peter gets more than he bargained for when he wallows in self-pity once too often.Read More
Peter is pushed to the limit when his life seems to be falling apart and he considers taking drastic measures. Samantha and Jared suspect a son of drugging his father but their differing approachs to the case serves to highlight their different backgrounds. Ben decides he can't wait for Steph to come around to the idea of having children and makes a momentous decision. While running the ward, Steph sends the staff mad when she takes her study too seriously. Jared and Samantha's relationship is made public, much to Jared's surprise. Luke leads a group of students on rounds and Mitch find the proper motivation to aid a patient's recovery.Read More
Ward 17 is thrown into turmoil when Danny Bucknell is admitted as a patient to recover following a suicide attempt. It's a guilt-stricken time for Peter when his son goes missing and he comes to the realisation that it is time he focused on being a good father again. When Jaz's final attempts to make him admit to the rape fail, she makes an important life decision and announces her resignation with the intention of going back to school. Bron and Ben disagree about how best to handle the situation when they attend to a man who has been trapped under a fallen tree. Mitch picks up an interesting case from Emergency and Connor has the day from Hell when Joan Marden, the Assistant Director of Nursing, comes under his care.Read More
Emotions on a personal level are running high when Peter shocks his friends by revealing he has resigned from All Saints, leaving Terri feeling lost and alone. Bron finds it hard to stick to ambulance procedures when a young security guard that has been shot during an armed robbery at Cougars is a friend. A young bashing victim tells Steph a secret, leaving her to decide whether to tell the police or not. Samantha finally meets Jared's mother but her hopes for making a good first impression are quickly dashed. Meanwhile, a new temporary ward clerk irritates the staff.Read More
Professional boundaries are overstepped when Mitch and Luke clash over treatment for a girl with a brain aneurysm. Bron comes to a shocking realisation about herself when she treats a man who has failed in a suicide attempt. After discovering Ben has been going to sperm bank, Steph thinks he is obsessed with becoming a father but delivering a baby helps her understand his desperation. Meanwhile, Von is puzzled by the mysterious behaviour of one of the patients in her care and Jared accuses Bron of stealing the rent money.Read More
Jared and Samantha's relationship is strained after he finds himself unknowingly caring for her mother when she is admitted to Ward 17 for a hip replacement and he finally learns why Sam has been hiding details of her personal life from him. Ben and Bron clash when she doesn't follow procedure while dealing with a heroin-addicted mother at the scene of a car accident. Forced to file a report on the incident, Ben then accuses Bron of taking advantage of their friendship. Von finds herself in the middle of a love triangle as she tries to keep a patient's wife and mistress from meeting one another. Luke's patient, a recovering drug addict, refuses pain medication after surgery leaving Terri to seek out alternative treatments. Meanwhile, Connor celebrates a birthdayand another temporary ward clerk joins the team.Read More
Mitch is forced to confront his fears when a cancer patient refuses treatment. He embarks on a campaign to make his patient change his mind but ending up drunk and alone, he bangs on Terri's door. Steph gets starry-eyed about a possible promotion when Joan recommends Terri for a new position as her replacement. Bron gets the "relative from Hell" when she finds herself under constant scrutiny by a patient's daughter during her ward shift. Meanwhile, Jared blames Connor when Samantha's mother takes a fall and Ward 17 is finally sent a charming, polite and quick ward clerk… but for how long?Read More
It's a heartbreaking time for Samantha when her mother does not respond to treatment for pneumonia and a wound infection. She finds she cannot cope with her impending death and Jared is shocked when she drops a bombshell on him. When an eager young bystander rescues an alcoholic from a blazing warehouse, Ben suspects foul play while Bron learns that ego is a dirty word. Meanwhile, Mitch uses his voodoo skills to help a deluded patient.Read More
It's a hard day out in the field for Ben and Luke when they come into conflict over their differing approaches to saving a factory worker with his arm caught in a machine. Steph questions her choice not to have children when she nurses a successful businesswoman, diagnosed with breast cancer, who regrets giving up her child for adoption during her teenage years. Connor fears that a series of late nights may have caused him to endanger the life of a patient. Terri is concerned Jared's unresolved feelings about his break-up with Samantha are affecting his work.Read More
Emotions run high when a patient claims to have been fully conscious during an agonising operation. While the doctors and administration dismiss the very notion, Steph fights to have the woman's concerns heard. Bron fears her prejudices may result in a young girl being separated from her junkie mother. Is it too late to stop Welfare from interferring? Connor is having trouble with his ancupuncturist girlfriend after slighting her profession and must find a way back into her good books. Recommending a patient who is refusing any pain medication may be just what he needs… or not. Meanwhile, Von is forced to enlist some male help in getting through to a troubled teenage boy.Read More
Luke has had enough… Bron has been avoiding him and he needs to know where he stands in her life. Confronting her, Luke demands to know why she insists on messing with his emotions. Despite attempts to avoid the real issue, Bron is faced with an insistent Luke — he wants her to let him know what she wants, needs, expects from him. Bron takes that ultimatum with her on her paramedic shift.
Things soon become clearer when she and Ben attend a motor vehicle accident and find an old couple injured in their campervan. When Donald refuses to leave the woman he has loved all his adult life, Bron is shown the meaning of true love. The elderly couple dies together as they would have wanted, and Bron realises that true love still exists in this messed-up world. But does it exist for her?
Von is not happy with the arrival of her next-door neighbour on the ward. Hazel lives alone, is an alcohol abuser, and Von does her best to keep away from the situation as the rest of the staff debate the rights and wrongs of treating someone who is so obviously her own worst enemy. Mitch, however, is not about to give up on Hazel and puts pressure on Luke to help him ignore hospital policy and operate on the woman. Someone has to reach out and help this woman… is Luke the man to do it?
Jard is smitten — in the professional sense — by the arrival of an unidentified man who does not seem to have a friend in the world. But the patient's arrival on the ward seems to coincide neatly with the outbreak of several minor fires, and Jared soon realises that his patient is a little too handy with a box of matches. Jared has to take the man with him to be constantly supervised while waiting for a psychiatric evaluation.
While everyone else is trying hard to reach out to their patients, Connor is doing his damnedest to shut his up. Ralph takes incessantly, about everything, but like so many people in the world is largely dismissed. Given everything else that is happening on the ward today, Connor is compelled to take some time to get to know Ralph and is surprised to find he has a lot to offer.Read More
Sister Bernard again questions Terri about her commitment to All Saints and apparent lack of commitment to the Order's community house. Terri is outraged to learn that Bernard has already taken the liberty of discussing the situation with the Superior General. To Bernard's way of thinking, Terri needs to make a decision about what really is the priority in her life.
When Connor learns that his brother Greg has been admitted to All Saints, he is reticent about making contact. The pair has not seen each other for over a year and their relationship is far from rosy. Connor swallows his pride and arranges for his brother to come to Ward 17, hoping that this could be his chance to build bridges with his estranged sibling. But Greg's antagonistic behaviour is not making things easy for either of them.
A newlywed couple begins to think they are never going to make the cruise they have booked for their honeymoon. The groom has been brought into All Saints on his wedding night following an asthma attack at the reception. Just when it looks like he is about to be discharged, he suffers another attack and Mitch has no option but to keep him under further observation. Then, when the evacuation happens, it really looks as if they will miss the boat.
An unidentified male patient who attempted suicide is sent up from Emergency. He is believed to have taken a non-lethal dose of a sleeping pill. What starts out to be a straightforward babysitting job turns nasty when the patient suddenly arrests and dies. Von and Steph are in the process of laying out his body when the pathology lab puts through an urgent call to Mitch. The blood tests indicate the patient has swallowed a highly reactive agricultural chemical which has reacted with the fluid in his stomach. The dead man's body is consequently leaching toxic fumes. As a result, Ward 17 needs to be evacuated.
A disaster plan is put into action. When all the patients are removed from the ward, the staff themselves are shepherded outside and ordered to take blood from and examine each other. All are told to be on the lookout for possible side effects of exposure. Realising they are dealing very much with an unknown quantity, Steph worries that her fertility may be affected.
Bron is disillusioned about her career in the ambulance service. She is frustrated that she is unable to use a lot of the skills she acquired during her years of nursing. But while she and Ben are transporting a patient from Ward 17 to St Angela's, both her nursing and ambulance skills are required to help treat a fitting patient. This experience renews her commitment to the ambulance service and she decides to study for her Level 2 exams.Read More
Working on Ward 17 as an agency nurse, Bron is allocated a patient, Phil Oram, who has no memory of the accident in which he lost his wife and child. When he meets Bron he does remember something — Bron attended the accident as an ambulance officer. But while he remembers Bron, she has no memory of him, nor even of attending the scene.
Plagued with guilt that she could forget a patient, Bron is placed under greater pressure when she realises that every time Phil sees her, more memories are triggered. He reaches a point where he wants the memories to stop. He is tortured by the thought that his wife died while he was blaming her for the death of their son.
Unable to change patients, Bron is forced to help Phil come to terms with his memories. In the process, she starts to remember the accident and has to come to terms with the reason why she blocked that particular accident from her mind.
Terri meets with the Superior General of her Order. She expects support from her old friend, but instead is confronted with some unwelcome home truths. Terri is asked to consider living outside the community house for a while and is forced to make some major decisions about her future.
Luke performs a simple tonsillectomy on Zap McCafferty, a young singer and musician. Everything goes well in theatre but on his return to the ward Zap starts to display unusual symptoms. Luke is at a loss to understand what is wrong with his patient. He has to consider taking him back to theatre for an exploratory operation. Finally he uses all medical skills to diagnose a rare and life-threatening disease.
Jared is fearful that both he and Von may be starting to display ongoing symptoms as a result of being exposed to toxic chemical fumes. Mitch examines him, takes tests and is able to relieve him of his concerns. However, Von's symptoms are not so easily explained.
Bron and Jared are not comfortable with Connor's brother, Greg, staying in their house. Connor is trying desperately to rebuild his relationship with Greg and help him get his life back on track after the break-up of his marriage and the loss of his job. But Greg is being a less than gracious houseguest. When Jared comes home early from work he discovers why Greg's life is on a downhill slide.Read More
Teenaged twins Alan and Brett Cameron [originally seen in episode 1.39, although not by these actors] suffer from cystic fibrosis and have been on a long waiting list for lung transplants. Their overall health has deteriorated recently with Alan bedridden at home with pseudomonas. Brett has the same condition but is not quite as acutely ill as his brother. Alan has been brought on to Ward 17 for treatment. The staff know Alan and his brother very well — they have been regular patients at All Saints all their lives, and they are extremely well-informed about their cystic fibrosis and its complications.
The twins are bonded in age, temperament and, most of all, their illness. Now, for the first time in their lives, they are going to be separated by something they never anticipated: good health. When a lung transplant becomes a possibility, one of them will have a ticket to health, leaving the other behind. This creates feelings of guilt, isolation and bitterness they never anticipated.
Meanwhile, Connor is having his own sibling problems. He has to decide what to do when Jared finally tells him he caught Connor's brother Greg injecting heroin in the bathroom. Connor's initial hope of helping his brother is shattered when he finds Greg stealing. But what can he do to help Greg when he won't try to help himself?
Steph is nursing Seb Connelly, a sixteen-year-old Aboriginal kid from a small country town. Seb has relocated to Sydney on a football scholarship and contract and is in Ward 17 after an appendectomy. The chance discovery that he has only one kidney could have terrible repercussions for his career.
Terri's excitement about living alone is counterbalanced by the potential hurdles in her new life away from the community. Fortunately Von is there to guide her.
Bron, who had apparently kicked the gambling demon, is in danger again. When Greg Costello steals her rent money she has to find a way to get some cash in a hurry.Read More
Ben and Bron are called to a suburban house and soon realise that the occupant, although a fully grown man, is severely developmentally delayed. It takes the police's arrival to gain entrance to the house, where the young man's grandmother lies dead at the kitchen table. During the laying-out process, Thomas panics, runs from the house and is hit by a car. Although he is not badly injured, Bron feels responsible, and stays with him during his admission to Ward 17. Thomas clings to Bron as a familiar face and is comforted when she is back the following day as an agency nurse. He bonds with her but she just cannot manage to explain to him that his nanna is not coming back. Meanwhile, the hospital social worker assesses Thomas and decides to recommend to Community Services that Thomas should be institutionalised. Somehow Bron can't bring herself to give up on the idea Thomas could have a brighter future than this.
Von is touched by the plight of one of her patients. Hilary is a middle-aged woman with terminal cancer who draws Von into her scheme to find a new companion for her husband, Owen. At first Von is helping with the 'interviews' but it soon becomes clear to Hilary that Von could be the perfect candidate. And maybe Von is allowing herself to think the same way — it helps that she and Owen get on like a house on fire and have bonded over their memories of serving in Vietnam during the war.
Jared is looking after a young diabetic man, Leo, who has gone on a bender. Mitch, although feeling sorry for the state the guy is in, has little time for people who refuse to take their treatment seriously. Jared suspects that something is amiss but then it is Mitch who finally gets the young man to tell the story of how he was raped.
Terri has moved from the community house into a modest flat and invited her workmates around for a low-key celebration. But All Saints staff work hard and play hard and the 'few drinks' look like turning into a full-on party — especially when Connor spikes the punch. And, after Mitch's jokes about booking a stripper as a housewarming present, Terri is suspicious when he arrives with a police escort.Read More
Bron is going all-out to help mentally disabled patient Thomas with his assessment for placement by Community Services. She believes he is capable of living in a share household with minimum supervision and this would help him develop further — rather than being institutionalised. But there is a major setback when Thomas is distressed by a casual shift nurse and then refuses to practise any of the life skills (feeding and dressing himself) which Bron has been helping him learn. Terri points out that Bron will just have to start over again but time is running out as the second assessment is due later in the day.
Ben and John are the ambos called out to a house by Kerri Williams. When they arrive, Kerri's husband, Gareth, is unconscious on the floor as a result of a domestic argument. When Ben sees Kerri about to shake her crying baby, he intervenes. As Ben grabs the baby, Kerri falls. She ends up in Ward 17, feeling very much the victim despite her behaviour. Steph is shocked when she hears Kerri say she has been assaulted by an ambulance officer. Unaware that the woman has embroidered her story and that the ambulance officer is Ben, Steph encourages Kerri to report the incident. This results in a huge rift between husband and wife, with Ben accusing Steph of not knowing him at all if she thinks him capable of such behaviour.
Steph is left out on a limb when she discovers that Kerri has a history of ill-treatment of her children and was very likely to have been lying to cover her own actions. The episode ends with Ben telling Steph that he thinks the marriage is over.
Daniel Parker is a man in his 50s, recently divorced and with a new young girlfriend in her mid-20s. He is very optimistic as he goes into surgery for cancer of the bowel, choosing not to believe the condition will result in any permanent damage. When he wakes to find he has had a colostomy, he does not trust his young partner Kate to stand by him. And, rather than giving her a chance, he sets out to drive her away. Daniel focuses his hope on his ex-wife Angela — not considering she may also have moved on with her life since she ended the marriage.Read More
Terri becomes suspicious about the reasons for a man's repeat hospital visits. Neil has been admitted to All Saints for a variety of complaints over recent months. And now he is being prepped for an appendicectomy. After more than a decade in nursing, Terri knows patients sometimes develop a crush on their nurse but she begins to think there is something much stranger behind Neil's run of accidents and illnesses.
Luke's problems with Neil's case are compounded by having to supervise middle-aged intern, Dr. Ashok Patel. Luke immediately sizes him up as a dithering pedant. Even patient, Russel Woods, wonders whether Ashok knows what he is doing. And Jared finds himself in the unenviable position of trying to keep Luke, Ashok and Russell all happy, while at the same time trying to quell his own doubts about Ashok's methods. But Ashok refuses to dismiss Russell's breathing problems as asthma.
Bron and Ben are called out to a near-drowning and bring in teenager Cathy Maxwell. Cathy is brought up to Ward 17 and is put under Mitch and Steph's care. She is a bright and talented girl and it looks like she will be able to be discharged quickly into the care of her loving parents. So the shocking and unpredictable actions he takes when no-one is looking causes Mitch to completely re-evaluate his treatment of her and land Steph in trouble.
Mitch has noted that Steph is "away with the pixies" all day — no one is aware that Ben has walked out on her. Terri does her best to find out what is behind Steph's behaviour but she is not ready to talk. Neither is Ben — but he is stuck on the job with the ever inquisitive Bron and it is not long before she starts putting the pieces of the puzzle together.
And Ward 17 has another new ward clerk. Tony Hurst is young and competent, with just the sort of bubbly personality that keeps the ward upbeat. He is a secure gay guy and while it is not a problem for him, it does seem to make Connor uncomfortable — and that encourages Tony to stir just that little bit more and consequently Connor to be a little more uptight.Read More
Terri takes another step in defining her newly-found independence, she invites her parents to dinner. Mitch knows Ryan and Eileen Sullivan from the "old days" and his concern suggests Terri may be in for a difficult evening. Terri reluctantly extends and invitation to Mitch but it proves to be a wise move. As the evening progresses, so does Ryan's mood — from avuncular father to aggressive bully. The mood swing is connected to Ryan's heavy drinking. But Mitch is called back to the hospital and Terri has to deal with the end of the evening solo.
Her father's anger is aimed at her moves for independence and he accuses her of betraying her calling. When he turns his anger on his wife, Terri fakes an illness to give her mother a reason for staying the night. The next morning, Terri spots bruises on her mother's arms and realises that Ryan's drunken bullying may extend to physical abuse. Mitch suspects the same thing but when he tries to raise the subject with Terri, she shuns it. It is not something she wants to admit or face.
Ben has left Steph and is back living with his parents. He has told Bron but no-one else knows. Ben and Steph are keeping their miserable secret, ashamed to admit their marriage has fallen apart. Ben takes refuge in work but even this seems to only underline his disenchantment with the so-called virtues… love, fidelity and human decency. But his professionalism rises above his anger at a young criminal, and he saves a life.
Working night shift, Steph encounters two motor vehicle accident victims, rammed while making love in their car. She chooses to place her own interpretation on this relationship, especially when the first word the female utters is her husband's name. Steph may have lost true love but at least it is real for these two. She is disillusioned when she discovers the couple are adulterers, cheating on their respective partners. Her enthusiasm swings to anger and she is prepared to let the truth come out. However, she is outvoted by the rest of the staff who attempt a coverup as the male victim's wife arrives. Unfortunately, the wife discovers the truth. It is ironic that she lays her bitterness on Stephanie. In the end, Ben and Steph have the opportunity to talk, to communicate how they really feel. But the moment is lost.
Connor is looking forward to a quiet night shift in Ward 17 but it is not to be. A post-op hernia patient, Billy, proves to be a chronic snorer, keeping the rest of the patients awake. While amusing at first (unless you happen to be a patient or a member of the suffering staff), it becomes potentially tragic. Connor suspects the patient is suffering from Sleep Apnoea, and his insight saves Billy's life.
Mitch is summoned back when head injury patient Jeff Huxley collapses after a minor stumble. Von worries that the blame may be laid at her door. But Mitch diagnoses a slow bleeding spleen caused by the accident that gave Jeff the head injury.
On top of all this, Von knows that there is something seriously wrong with her. She is counting on Mitch to come up with the answer, but he cannot give it to her yet.Read More
Mary Ellison is brought into Emergency after having collapsed in the streets. Mitch tries to examine her, only to find the young girl is terrified of him. Mitch is forced to call Terri in to help when Mary's mother turns up and seems even more horrified that a man might think about touching her daughter. Terri and Mitch are forced to work very closely together to unravel the mystery. The situation is further complicated when it is discovered that, while she looks fourteen, Mary is twenty-one and has a blood pressure level a middle-aged man would be worried about. Terri finally uncovers the truth and finds herself caught between her compassion for the mother and her horror at the twisted interpretation the woman has put on religion. When it is discovered that she has been feeding her young daughter steroids and hormones to avert the start of menstruation, Terri has to walk away.
Bron and Ben have their hands full with a sad young man, Vince, who is desperate to prove his love to a woman called Tina. Refusing treatment the first time they are called out to him, Vince is soon in physical danger again. When it is discovered that the women is dead, killed in a car accident just the day before, Ben uses his own feelings for Steph to talk Vince out of hurting himself.
Steph, still trying to make sense of her life, is saddled with a family who cares just a little too much. While their mother recovers from surgery, the family gather in a bedside vigil, making Steph's life hell.
Connor, trying to cope with his continued wariness over the new gay ward clerk and run off his feet on a particularly busy day, is accused of stealing money from a patient's wallet. Despite his protestations to the contrary, Connor can't be sure if the money was there in the first place.
Jared's patient is unconscious, stable and has an unusually large penis. The news spreads like wildfire through the ward and everyone but Connor seems impressed. Finally, unable to deny his curiosity, Connor sneaks in to have a look… only to have the patient wake up and catch him.Read More
When Ben and Bron turn up with a patient who is desperately ill but refuses to enter the hospital, they present Luke with an opportunity to think outside the square and to meet what develops into a very personal challenge. The patient turns out to be an Anglican priest who is absolutely phobic about hospitals. After initially rejecting the challenge of this patient, Luke uses every angle he can think of to win the confidence of the man, even examining him in the hospital's chapel as a first step on what is to be a difficult journey.
Terri, meanwhile, is dealing with the usual complications of an overworked ward, including the arrival of Stan Ridgeway's mother for care and observation. The fact that Luke has seconded Jared to deal with his ex-officia patient doesn't help matters at all.
She goes down to the chapel, only to discover that Luke has determined the necessity of urgent surgery for the priest — he has a potentially fatal dissecting aortic aneurism. Terri becomes a part of Luke's strategy and together they manage to encourage the priest up to Ward 17 and from there to the operating theatre.
Luke's unusual tactics win him brownie points on the ward and, boosted by his success, he invites Steph out to dinner. She accepts, herself on something of a high after recent academic success. But their date is doomed to failure because Steph still is not sure about her separation from Ben and also she is about to make a major professional mistake.
Tony Hurst, the ward clerk, is struggling to keep his head above water while he deals with equipment breakdowns and a busy schedule. Steph inadvertently leaves an exposed needle at the nurses' station whilst she is responding to an emergency, and Tony suffers a needlestick injury.
It is the beginning of a turn for the worse for everybody. The needle in question has been used on another difficult patient — a young woman, Simone, who is apparently suffering from kidney stones. It turns out she is just scamming Mitch in order to get free pethidine shots and she is actually a recidivist junkie.
Steph goes out on her date with Luke, encouraged by him to try to cheer up. The date turns out badly. Steph would be even more miserable if she knew that Ben has heard about the date. Steph, unbeknownst to Ben, has realised, via the date, that her affection for him is far from dead. She tries to approach him and, without telling her that he knows about her seeing Luke, he rejects her in no uncertain terms.
The only person who seems to be getting any good news on this particular day is Von, who finally learns that her illness is not, as she suspected, cancer but lupus. Her euphoria is a source of concern for Mitch, who would like her to take things a whole lot more seriously.Read More
Connor is stunned to find Alana, a female patient, is a pre-operative transgender. His resolve to cope is shattered when he subsequently learns that she used to be his football coach, and a mentor after Connor's father died. Repulsed and betrayed, Connor wants nothing more to do with Alana. Nor can he understand how Alana's son Tom, also an old friend, can be so accepting of the situation. Alana is diagnosed with breast cancer as a result of the hormone therapy she is on. She refuses to have a mastectomy and will not stop taking the hormones, as it would mean returning to the body she felt trapped in all her life. Connor confronts her for being a coward. Surely any life is better than none at all? Tom helps Connor appreciate the significance and bravery of Alana's transformation. Her distress over the injustice of her fate and insistence that she is still the person Connor admired, finally makes him accept not only the choice Alana has made, but Alana as a woman.
While Steph worries about her husband, Ben enjoys the freedom of being a separated man by flirting with a woman he is called to attend. However, innocent banter suddenly becomes serious when the woman offers her his phone number and then a lift home. Ben succumbs, ending up in bed, only to regret it.
Von refuses to heed Mitch's constant nagging that she must adjust her lifestyle to accommodate her lupus. Her day is not made any easier by Colin, a flamboyant chef who refuses to change his long hours, copious drinking and rich diet despite his diagnosis as a diabetic. Von is finally forced to read the riot act to him and can no longer ignore the relevance of the lecture to herself. Mitch drives the point home. If Von does not look after herself, she won't be able to hold down her job — and her work is the only thing Von has in her life. She goes home to begin educating herself about coping with lupus.
Terri learns Mitch is seeing an employee at All Saints. She becomes totally preoccupied with finding out the woman's identity, finally discovering it is Juliette, a physiotherapist. Mitch's refusal to divulge anything only frustrates her further. Not only is she cool towards Juliette, she is also snappy with her staff. Terri can't believe she has become the victim of the green-eyed monster and resolves to pull herself together, offering Mitch her genuine blessings for his future with Juliette.
Jared is the only nurse to readily accept caring for an obsessive-compulsive patient. At first, he and Sharon get on well, sharing their liking for cleanliness. However, as Sharon's condition becomes more and more trying, Jared starts to recognises some of his own behaviour in her. He tries his best to fight his own 'tidy' instincts, but is destined to fail.Read More
Jared uncovers the dark secret behind an elderly woman's refusal to leave the bedside of a dear friend. Steph puts her credibility and that of a colleague on the line when she challenges a young doctor in front of her patient. Newly promoted and eager to put her new skills into action, ambulance officer Bron is desperate for some excitement, unfortunately her day is filled with nothing but nuisance calls. Connor looks set to miss the big footy semi-final but all is not lost when he helps save a patient's future.Read More
Connor reckons Jared should stop sitting at home pining for Samantha and get out more. To this end, he hassles Jared into going to the gym with him. Jared is driving them both to the gym when he knocks over Roger, a very fit guy who trains for triathlons. Roger, who is a very full-on personality, leaps up and says he is fine. Jared wants the guy to have a check-up but Roger says he does not have time and cycles off. Jared sees Roger again at the gym and is amazed by his fanatical approach to training. At the gym, Jared also meets Mel, an attractive instructor. As Jared leaves for work he finds Roger collapsed on the side of the road. Jared calls the ambulance. At the hospital it takes a while for Mitch to diagnose Roger, who is going into body meltdown (Rhabdomyolysis). Roger admits to Mitch he has used training as a way to avoid confronting his feelings about a broken relationship. This admission and a subsequent conversation with Mitch propels Jared back to the gym to ask Mel out on a date.
Connor is delighted to find Cougars star Darren Rigg admitted to Ward 17 and under his care. Darren is a fervent and very public anti-drugs campaigner. He is faced with the treatment decision of whether or not to use a steroid medication to make the football injury heal faster. If he does not take the steroids, he will not heal in time to take the field for the Grand Final. But, if he does take them, he feels it could compromise his anti-drugs position. Darren's fiancee is none other than Simone Carlisle. She is a drug addict who has managed to clean herself up but has hepatitis C. She agrees to allow Mitch to perform a liver biopsy but does not want to tell Darren about her hep C or her past. Simone's presence in the hospital is the talk of the ward, particularly as she may have inadvertently passed the hep C on to Tony via his needlestick injury.
Luke falls into the trap of joining in laughter at Steph's expense over the incident (in the previous episode) where she was responsible for a patient losing confidence in a doctor. This week, however, it is Luke's turn. Olivia, a large diabetic woman, has a reaction to antibiotics and can't breathe. Luke mucks up his attempt to intubate her. Swelling around her throat forces him to do a tracheostomy. After he cuts her neck open, he cannot find the windpipe in all the blood and gore. Stan Ridgeway, who is on the ward looking for Steph's incident report, come to Luke's rescue and the patient is saved. But Luke is completely humiliated.
Terri is forced to come to work out of uniform because both her uniforms were stolen from the clothesline, along with some of her underwear. The main suspect is Neil Phillips.
Ben and Steph's romance heats up, with Ben sending flowers to the ward and Steph slipping a note under a windscreen wiper on the ambulance. The flowers are a source of confusion to Terri, who thinks they are from Luke as a means of apologising to Steph.Read More
Terri's mother, Eileen, asks her for help when her husband (Terri's father), Ryan, bashes her. Eileen refuses to go to hospital and Terri asks Mitch to come to her flat to treat her. Mitch discovers Terri has never talked to her mother about the domestic violence. He urges her to persuade Eileen to leave Ryan. Terri tries, but all the years of pretence make it impossible for mother and daughter to be honest with each other. Terri thinks she can try again in the morning but when she gets up she finds that Eileen has gone home to Ryan.
Working a night shift, Von nurses Lillian Gehler, who has been in a car accident with her husband. Lillian is told her husband is in the Intensive Care Unit but she continues to ask why he does not come to visit. At first Von believes the woman's disorientation and anxiety are the result of the anaesthetic but she soon realises Lillian has no short-term memory. Von and Luke learn the memory loss is a pre-existing condition and was caused by herpes simplex encephalitis, and Lillian's husband was her primary carer. Von manages to calm her patient's anxiety. When she learns that Lillian's husband has died, Von has to break the sad news and share the woman's grief. Then, unable to remember even her own grief, the patient calls for Von again and asks when her husband will be coming to visit.
Ben and Bron attend a party where a young girl has collapsed after taking a cocktail of drugs and alcohol. Her student ID card identifies her as Zoe Dell. When Ben and Bron try to get her to hospital, they are confronted by a gang of drunken youths. They call for police back-up. The girl's condition worsens and they have to treat her while under siege. Steph believes the girl has been admitted with false ID and she clashes again with Dr. Preece, refusing to treat 'Zoe' as prescribed. Steph discovers the girl is really Julie Bentham and she is allergic to penicillin. If she is given the antibiotic she could die. Julie's life is saved twice in one night.
Connor is rushed off his feet when one of his patients reacts badly to a new sedative and starts to sleepwalk. Connor chases him around the hospital all night and falls foul of the night Assistant Director of Nursing Brenda Blair.Read More
Ben and Bron arrive at a shooting to find the victim is a Family Court judge, well known for his strong views on family values. Fearing whoever shot the judge will return to finish the job off, police arrange for him to be under strict police guard as he is taken off to All Saints. The police presence on the ward puts extra pressure on the nursing staff; it is not only the hassle of showing ID every time they enter the judge's room but the feeling that every person who walks on to the ward could be the one who shot him. The judge's son waits dutifully for him to return from theatre. On first impressions they appear to have a strong relationship. It is not long, however, before the cracks start to show. As police begin to suspect the culprit may be a lot closer to home than first thought, Nicholas reveals to Terri it was he who shot his father — having caught him in the arms of a woman other than his mother. Bearing the weight of his confession, Terri attempts to resolve the family dilemma. She finds herself entangled in a situation which, emotionally, resembles her own family. Her sympathy with the boy's feelings, if not actions, bring to the surface desires Terri had kept hidden in the deep cavities of her mind since childhood.
Luke and Bron spend their last morning together before Luke heads off to a so-called medical conference in Alaska. Bron, who thinks it is unfair doctors get to have all the fun, would do anything to join him. Out on the road with Ben, it is all Bron talks about. After transporting the judge to hospital, the pair is off to a backyard accident at a suburban house. Having injured herself while committing a mischievous act, 10-year-old Tess has hidden from her mother and is refusing to come out from under the house. Ben decides that, since Bron is the smaller of them, she should go under the house to drag the kid out. Bron does so and in the process receives a nasty cut (and, unbeknownst to her, a bite from a funnel web spider). When she returns to All Saints Bron goes for the regulation tetanus shot. Soon after she begins to feel woozy. Thinking it is her weak attempt at getting sick leave so she can go overseas with Luke, Ben teases her. It is not until she collapses that Ben starts to take her seriously. With Ben's help, Mitch diagnoses her condition. It is a tense wait as the anti-venom kicks in and Bron begins to recover. Seeing the girl they love so vulnerable makes both Luke and Connor realise how important she is to them. It is Connor who finds himself on the backburner, again, when Luke tells Bron he loves her.
Everyone is a little surprised when Simone Carlisle is admitted to hospital with a threatened miscarriage, not least of all Tony. Any ill feelings he has towards her are pushed aside, however, when he learns she has lost the baby. Simone's fiance, Darren, is keen to try for another child straightaway. Mitch warns Simone against this, advising that the management of her hepatitis C must take priority over becoming pregnant. Mitch says Darren needs to be aware of her condition, especially if he is to be her life partner, but Simone is afraid of revealing her past to Darren, and risking losing the man she loves. With Mitch's support, she tells Darren about her hepatitis C status, and her history of IV drug abuse. Her worst fears are realised when Darren walks out. It is Tony who helps Simone find the strength to face life alone.
Von covers for Jared, who is suffering the effects of a strenuous gym routine.Read More
Bron is thrilled to hear her new partner is none other than Peter Maroney. Pete has a reputation as a hero in his country hometown for his rescue of two children from a collapsing and burning building. Bron is even more thrilled to learn that, unlike Ben, he does not hold much stock in rules and regulations and allows her to perform procedures Ben would never allow. But her pleasure is short-lived when it becomes obvious something is very wrong with Pete. He is not allowing her to undertake procedures because he thinks she is capable but, rather, because he knows he is incapable of performing them himself. When the situation is finally revealed to her, Bron finds herself being held captive by a man who can see his whole career going down the drain.
Judith, a new mother, is admitted suffering flu-like symptoms. Her 12-week-old baby rooms with her, causing a bit of clucky behaviour from the staff. But when Judith collapses, putting both herself and her child at risk, Mitch starts to suspect they are dealing with something far more sinister than the flu. It turns out Judith is suffering from polio, contracted from her daughter, who has recently been immunised against the disease. Von is forced to admit to Terri her SLE (Lupus) status so as to be taken off the case. It falls to Jared to se the woman through the frightening and painful disease.
Ward 17 is pleased to see Brian again after so long, but not so pleased to hear his wife Marjorie has died and he has seemingly lost his will to live. Obviously neglecting his health and welfare, Brian is finally forced to admit he is not harbouring a death wish at all but, rather, feels tremendous guilt over the fact he wants to live despite having lost the love of his life.
The Cougars have finally taken out a Grand Final and Connor's celebrations have lasted a few days, during which both he and Tony have been missing in action. Connor can't remember most of what went on over those days. So when a local newspaper carries a front page spread on the post-match celebrations, featuring Connor and Tony in a warm embrace, Connor starts to wonder just what he got up to. Tony strings him along, having fun at Connor's expense. The fun stops when Mitch tells Tony his test results are back.Read More
Connor enters the ward to confront a tense exchange between a mild-mannered young man, Scott, and a middle-aged woman, Margaret, demanding to be allowed to see her dying son — alone. Connor's sympathy for Margaret is secured when he witnesses a tearful bedside reunion with her emaciated son. But there is more to this than meets the eye: Scott is the dying man's lover of ten years, during which time Margaret has utterly rejected her son. She would not even know Mike was dying if Scott had not phoned her.
The scales fall from Connor's eyes once Margaret reveals her true colours — she is a bitter woman desperate to regain some control over her son's life, even if that means hijacking his final hours. Connor does what he can to help Scott spend time with Mike, which only serves to enrage Margaret further. When Scott magnanimously invites her back into the room for Mike's dying moments, she rewards the gesture with the crushing announcement that she — as Mike's mother and next of kin — is claiming her right to dispose of her son's body and possessions, denying Scott any participation in the funeral arrangements. Helpless in the face of the law, all that Connor can do is invite Scott to help lay out his dead boyfriend's body.
Steph is nursing a teenage girl suffering from cystic fibrosis. Deb has recently been removed from the lung transplant list for non-compliance with the strict medical regime required. This non-compliance has also led to the staphylococcus infection for which, in part, Deb has been hospitalised. The misery of this, combined with the news that a close friend has just died from the disease, initiates a dark spiral of depression from which not even Deb's devoted boyfriend Tim can lift her. When Steph finds the two entwined asleep on Deb's bed she does not at first suspect the awful truth: that they have entered a suicide pact and injected themselves with insulin. Once the pact has been discovered, only a cool, efficient response from our team ensures that the two silly kids survive. It's then compassionate counselling from Terri and intervention from Mitch that secures Deb's place back on the transplant list and gives her renewed hope for the future.
A lively 60-year-old jazz drummer succumbs to heart block as she tangos around the ward with the young man everyone has assumed to be her grandson. There is universal surprise and a small measure of comic revulsion at the revelation the young man is, in fact, her husband.
Bron plans a lavish homecoming for Luke, meeting him off his plane from Alaska with a limo and champagne. The sexual heat generated transfers to their afternoon shift — backfiring badly when, finding nowhere to satisfy their ardour they take refuge in Terri's office and Von walks in on them.Read More
Gabrielle Flanagan is admitted onto Ward 17 to donate bone marrow for a 12-year-old girl with leukaemia. On hearing her name, Von and Steph both wonder if it is "the Gabrielle Flanagan" — a woman whose baby daughter was stolen from her 10 years ago. Connor's curiosity is aroused. He is dying to ask Gabrielle — who is his patient — if she's the one. He does not have to wonder for long as Gabrielle, being highly strung and paranoid after so much time in the media spotlight, informs him that it is indeed her. Although they have got off to a bad start, Connor's sympathy grows as Gabrielle tells him about the never-ending quest to find her daughter, whom she believes may still be alive. Gabrielle shows Connor an image projection of what her daughter would look like now at age 12. Connor thinks it is uncanny that the picture looks very similar to the 12-year-old patient Alex, who is also in the Ward, to receive Gabrielle's bone marrow.
Jared tells Connor that Alex is adopted and they start to wonder if she could be Gabrielle's daughter — right age, exact bone marrow match, the likeness in the image projection picture. Gabrielle encounters Alex in the hospital grounds and is amazed at the resemblance to what her daughter should look like. She pesters Connor for details and when he can't tell her anything she manages to sneak a look at Alex's file. When she learns it is Alex who will be receiving her bone marrow she is convinced she is about to be reunited with her long lost baby girl.
Meanwhile, Alex Richards is devastated to learn from her parents she is adopted. She cannot understand why her parents kept it a secret from her — obviously they must be ashamed of her. Terri manages to convince the girl to listen to her parents' explanation of why they chose to lie to her.
Kevin Simms is admitted to the Ward suffering advanced emphysema. He is in a bad way and Mitch has to tell him he only has a short while to live. But Kevin is desperate to make it one extra week. He has put in for a marriage certificate so he can marry Liz, the woman he loves. Making her his wife is the only thing that will allow Kev to rest in peace — he wants to will his house to her but he is sure that his nasty sister is going to contest it. However, if Liz is his wife, his sister Maisie won't have a leg to stand on. Tony, who is feeling very depressed about his Hep C, discovers that in special circumstances a marriage licence can be rushed through. Tony seems to get a new lease on life as he sets about organising a perfect wedding for Kev and Liz. The only question is… will Kev stay alive long enough to make it to the altar?
Bron and Ben attend what has been described to them as a domestic dispute. A frantic man, Raymond, meets the ambulance and tells them he's stabbed his best mate Trevor. He thinks he has killed him! Bron and Ben race in side and are more than surprised by what they find.Read More
Prejudices come to the fore when the staff of Ward 17 discover they will be looking after a smuggler who is to be admitted with a bellyful of cocaine-filled condoms. The 'bloke' turns out to be a slip of a girl, who was once a junkie. The tragedy of her tale unfolds as she is monitored and guarded; she is desperately in love with her new husband, who is the only good thing to ever happen to her, and she wanted to help him realise his dream of a place in the country by smuggling coke — just this once. Her husband, Paul, has no intention of letting his wife go to jail, and puts a gun to Steph's head, he's getting his wife out of here! But Lisa needs surgery urgently. Paul will not let his wife out of his sight and when Luke points out that is not possible, Paul, at gunpoint, insists it is and that Luke must perform the surgery. Steph is roped in, and, Mitch volunteers himself as anaesthetist, rather then putting some other sucker at risk. The team heads off to surgery leaving Terri almost paralysed with fear. The last time there was a gun on the ward, two people died, and she eventually lost a man she cared deeply about. Von is the only one who realises what she is going through, and helps Terri cope as the ward is besieged with patients from the wing the theatre is in, evacuations having been necessary in case the gun goes off, exploding oxygen tanks.
In theatre, surgery goes ahead at gunpoint; Luke and Steph working on the patient as Mitch works hard to win Paul's trust and hopefully to get him to put away the gun. Just as it looks as if he has made a breakthrough, Luke nicks one of the condoms causing the cocaine to leak out and arrests lisa. The teams work to avert the crisis and once it seems clear Lisa will be all right, Paul insists they hand over the cocaine. There is shock for a moment as Mitch, Steph and Luke think this 'act of love' has in fact been about retrieving the drugs; but Paul slashes the condoms, tipping out the poison that has ruined his and Lisa's lives. He says a tearful goodbye to Lisa, hands Mitch the gun and walks out to face his fate. Leaving the surgical team to finish with Lisa and return to the arms of their waiting partners. As Steph and Ben embrace and Luke and Bron do likewise, Terri gives Mitch a stern lecture about the stupidity of putting his life at risk. Then Rose arrives and whisks Mitch away, leaving Terri alone.
Bron and Ben are called to an emergency in a local park, which turns out to be a pair of very embarrassed teenage sweethearts. Emily has called for help because Tim's penis is caught in his fly. Ben finally manages to release it and the young lovers head off hand in hand. The situation leads to Bron discovering more about the depth of Ben and Steph's feelings for each other.Read More
The ward is abuzz with the news a female boxer is on the ward, suffering from concussion due to a knockout punch in training. Charlie and her trainer Jimmy are itching to get out of All Saints and back in the ring — she is not too keen on hanging around for a CT scan — even though Luke fears she may have a cerebral bleed. But Steph suspects there may be other factors behind Charlie's symptoms, and a urine test confirms she is pregnant. Terrified a pregnancy will mean the end of her boxing career, Charlie demands an abortion. There's only one hitch, Luke refuses to write a referral, claiming there is no medical reason for a termination.
While nursing Charlie, Steph realises the young boxers's views on pregnancy are not as clear cut as she initially made out — especially when Steph points out motherhood need not mean the end of her promising career. But even if Charlie is cleared of brain injuries, she still faces a terrible decision: abort the pregnancy or lose her big chance to crack the US professional circuit.
The best-laid plans of Terri and Regina start crumbling when an elderly patient dies only hours before her long-lost son arrives on a mercy dash from the UK. Flu-ridden Bryce Jones is devastated to discover his mother has just died, but a bigger shock awaits him when he views the body — it is not his mother. In his already weakened physical state the emotional upheaval is too much for Bryce, and he is admitted to Ward 17 suffering from pneumonia. When his condition worsens and Mitch eventually diagnoses advanced cancer, Regina decides it is time to bring some happiness into the unlucky man's life.
Ben faces a reunion of a different sort when his ambulance is hijacked by Jason Richards — a mixed up young man whose obsession with becoming an ambulance officer has developed into full-blown psychosis. Ben is stuck in the back of the ambulance with a critically ill patient, and needs all his wits to convince Jason to drive them to hospital before the patient dies. It is a race against time which Ben appears to be losing when the patient suffers a cardiac arrest. Ben knows the only way he can save the patient is by relying on Jason's assistance — but is it a risk he is prepared to take?
Connor and Bron are shocked to discover Jared has not yet had sex with his girlfriend Mel. Connor makes it his mission to get Jared laid, whether he wants it now or not.
Meanwhile, Steph's experiences with Charlie have forced her to re-evaluate her attitude to motherhood. It is the end of a long journey for Steph and she knows Ben will be overjoyed to hear she wants to start a family after all. What she did not bargain on is Ben dropping the biggest bombshell of their marriage.Read More
Jared and Von are targeted by a seemingly perfect agency nurse but soon discover how deceiving appearances can be. Terri dramatically saves the life of a choking child but finds her neighbour's hero worship rather hard to take. Bron has the hottest tip ever for the Melbourne Cup but it looks like fate will keep her from winning a bundle. Regina receives a startling diagnosis.Read More
It's Sunday on the ward. The atmosphere is more relaxed than it is on a weekday — less staff, fewer interruptions, radios are playing, no one is in a hurry to do anything. Steph is running the ward, glad of the opportunity to be in charge without Terri looking over her shoulder. There is an air of everyone pitching in, covering for each other as there are no administrative minders; nurses do their own housekeeping, take phone calls, write bed tags and collect x-rays.
Eddie Furlong is brought in suffering from hypothermia, having been fished out of the river following a late night boating accident. Eddie obsessed by the whereabouts of his two crewmates, especially his young brother Marty, whom he learns has been declared brain dead following a serious head injury. Seemingly depressed by his brother's death, Eddie attempts suicide via a paracetamol overdose. But the true reasons behind his suicide attempt — guilt and remorse — are revealed when the other member of the party, Rob, who has just been discharged from St Angela's arrives on the ward to accuse Eddie of cowardice and murder. He claims Eddie was so obsessed with saving his own skin, he left his companions for dead. Despite prompt action from the Ward 17 staff, Eddie's overdose looks set to cause major liver damage and probably death. His only chance of leading a healthy life, or indeed surviving the overdose, is to have a liver transplant. And his brother's liver is the obvious candidate. But Eddie has misgivings about accepting an organ from the brother he neglected to save.
Ben and Mick's day begins innocuously when they revive a wealthy yuppie who has taken a narcotics overdose. The ungrateful patient gives a false name and refuses to accompany them to hospital, leaving a bad taste in Ben and Mick's mouths. Later, Ben and Mick spot the man's sports car in the doctors' car park at All Saints. Ben and Steph are certain the person who has OD'd is in fact Tom Snowdon — an up and coming anaesthetics registrar and mate of Luke's. Luke initially dismisses the allegations against his colleague, but a mixture of self-interest and ethics finally force him to confront Tom about the overdose. In doing so, Luke realises there is more to being a successful doctor than having a huge trust account and a privileged background — Tom's background.
Terri is excited to be hosting brunch for her parents' 35th wedding anniversary. But things quickly sour when her intoxicated father slaps Eileen for some alleged past indiscretion. When Ryan attempts to do so again, Terri steps in to save her mother and causes her father to fall and break his hip. Caught between feelings of guilt over her actions and disgust over her father's, Terri arranges for her father to be admitted to Ward 17. Luke advises he will need a pin and plate inserted in his femur. Meanwhile, acting on a hunch, Mitch has secretively arranged a CT scan which reveals Ryan has life threatening cancer. Terri's abused mother rushes immediately to her husband's side, and Terri realises there is now no chance of her mother freeing herself from Ryan's controlling influence.
Meanwhile, Jared has a challenging day dealing with an erratic drunk suffering from Korsakoff's syndrome. And Mitch psyches up for his big dinner date with Rose's parents.Read More
Still reeling from the news her father has cancer, Terri is informed terminal lung cancer patient Dave Armstrong is returning to Ward 17. Last time Dave was in hospital [ep 2.15], Terri got into an awful row with Mitch when she supported the patient's wish to refuse treatment. All Dave wanted was to die with dignity. However, now Terri knows her father has cancer, Dave's wish takes on a new meaning. Terri tries her hardest to avoid contact with Dave. But while Mitch performs a pleural tap to remove fluid from Dave's lung, Terri has to comfort Dave's wife Rosemary. When Rosemary goes home to rest for a while, Dave begs Terri and Mitch to allow him to have chemotherapy to extend his life a few weeks so he can see his daughters again at Christmas. Mitch has to break the news that chemotherapy now would not help. Dave has to prepare himself to die.
Dave seeks out Terri and spends the afternoon with her, talking about his love for his wife and daughters. Terri feels like she is attending a dress rehearsal for her own father's death. Dave starts to fail and Terri calls Rosemary back. Terri admits to Mitch that every time Dave looks at her she can see her own father and the future. Accompanied by Mitch, Terri supports Dave and Rosemary through the last hours of his life. Alone Terri lays Dave out, telling him how much she respects him and admits to her fear she will not have the same respect for her father when it is his time.
Ben and Bron attend an accident where Gordie and Col, two escaped prisoners, are trapped in a car. Ambulance Rescue work to release the trapped men and to secure the electricity lines which threaten both the rescue crews and the accident victims. Gordie is released but has no feeling below the waist. Ben feels he may have contributed to Gordie's injuries. Ben is determined to save Col but he needs the Trauma Team. Luke arrives to assess the situation. He realises Col is suffering from a slow collecting tamponade. He will die unless a small hole in his heart is plugged. There is no time to get him to hospital — Luke has no option but to open Col's chest at the accident site.
Von supervises work experience student Julian Ridgeway, son of the All Saints CEO Stan Ridgeway. Julian, influenced by his surgeon mother, is determined to be a doctor. Von discovers he has little empathy with patients and no respect for nurses. Julian is particularly scathing about Jane Potter, a young mother who is now in a coma. Julian believes caring for her is a waste of time. Observing Von as she nurses her patient, Julian begins to realise nurses are a doctors' eyes, ears and hands. His respect for nurses is confirmed when Von's care for Jane results in her regaining consciousness.Read More
While the staff truggle to find some time to decorate the ward and Connor laments having to participate in the Christmas pageant, Mitch is forced to face some of the demons of his past in order to treat a woman who has presented with sudden, unexplained paralysis. Carol Sherwood collapsed on the sidewalk but tests reveal no physical explanation for the paralysis. On learning Carol did a stint as an aid worker in Somalia, Mitch starts to suspect the problem might have a psychological basis. In helping the paralysed aid-worker come to terms with memories of war-torn Africa, Mitch re-evaluates his own future, asking Terri if there is any hope for them.
A couple in room one are desperately trying to have their baby without her parents finding out. Rachel is Jewish, her husband Joe is Catholic. They have eloped to avoid the arguments their relationship has caused but now Rachel starts thinking she wants to have her mum and dad with her at this very special time. It is Jared who helps Rachel celebrate Hanukkah while Terri tries to bridge the gap between parent and child. She hopes witnessing the love between his daughter and Joe and holding his grandchild will convince Rachel's father to accept a gentile in his family.
Ben and Bron are on a Santa-collecting expedition as store and street Santas fall victim to various mishaps. When they are called to the house of a young boy, Shane, who has broken his arm, they are saddened to learn the boy's friend has just told him Santa does not really exist. Treating the boy's injuries is one thing, rekindling the joy of Christmas proves to be quite another. Help arrives in the form of a mugged Santa who spent last Christmas on Ward 17 — it is amazing what having Santa knock on your door can do to a child's belief in Christmas.
Steph is on cloud nine as she gives Ben his Christmas present early by announcing that she is pregnant. Although she and Ben agree to keep the news to themselves, they have trouble containing their excitement.
Terri is pleasantly surprised to find her flat decorated when she returns from work. Assuming Mitch is responsible, she won't believe his protestations he has not broken into her flat and decorated the tree he delivered earlier. Once everyone has gone, a knock on the door has her convinced Mitch has returned to take credit for the decorating. But it is someone else who wants to wish Terri a Merry Christmas...Read More
All Saints is thrown into emergency status when an explosion creates chaos and carnage. The disaster becomes personal when the staff realise that Von is missing. Steph has to put aside her fears about her own pregnancy while Ben and Bron fight to save the life of a pregnant woman and her unborn child.Read More
Alex Richards is free from the rubble. She is unconscious, suffering head injuries and in urgent need of surgery. Luke and John Madsen perform a craniotomy to remove a haematoma, and although Alex survives the operation she suffers a respiratory arrest on the Ward. Steph manages to stabilise her but she goes into a coma. Her prognosis is not good and her mother, Di, is distraught.
Luke and Madsen are operating on Rob when the word comes through he is the one responsible for setting the bombs. Luke has just heard of Alex's decline and is so angry he does not care whether Rob lives or dies. But he learns a lesson in professionalism from Madsen.
Unknown to all of them, Rob left a ticking bomb on the Ward when he went into surgery. He is prepared to lose his life for the sake of his vendetta.
Jared is nursing Mrs Price who is frantic about her two missing children, Caitlin and Rowen. When news comes through the kids have been located, Jared suggest Bosco might go over to the site to entertain and distract the kids while the rescue workers try to free them. Bosco laughs in Jared's face and says he has no intention of putting his life in danger and says he is going home.
Over at the Medical Centre, Bron and Ben are just at about their wit's end trying to calm Rowen and Caitlin, when out of nowhere (it seems) a clown appears. Bosco calms the kids and he finally has an audience who appreciates his jokes.
In the middle of the chaos, Mitch proposes to Rose. It never occurred to him she might want time to consider his proposal. In fact, there are a few delicate matters concerning his past that she wants to discuss before she will give him a genuine answer.
Tension levels on the Ward rise even higher when it is learnt Rob is being sent back to Ward 17 after surgery. When Alex's distraught mother Di discovers the man responsible for the bomb is on the Ward after she loses control. She barges into Robs room and starts to attack him. AS far as she is concerned, it is totally unfair for him to live through when it looks like her daughter is dying. Terri has to throw herself in front of Rob to defend him. It is then he tells Terri there is one more bomb...Read More
Bron is given a glimpse of what her future could be like with Luke when surgeon John Madsen's wife and brother are admitted to the Ward following an incriminating incident. Regina resorts to radical and desperate means to save a charming, young Irishman from deportation. The Ward is in fierce competition as they prepare for battle in the annual All Saints fundraising bed race!Read More
Terri's patience is tried to the limit by the demands of an aging and embittered TV star who has suffered terrible facial scarring from an acid attack. Pregnant and overtired, Steph's worst nightmare looms large when she starts to bleed and suffer severe stomach cramps. Cold-shouldered by Bron, Luke accepts a drinks invitation from a glamorous patient and is shocked by a proposal she has for him. Mitch is concerned Regina is becoming too fixated on her wedding plans.Read More
There is an atmosphere of excitement on the Ward as everyone prepares for the Hospital Fundraiser Ball. Both Mitch and Von deny having bought Terri's ball dress. Nervous and excited, Terri leaves work early to get ready for the ball.
Meanwhile a post-operative patient, Len Gould, blames Von for giving him non-stop hiccups, and Ruby Nolan returns to the ward. Mitch's heat goes out to Ruby when she tells him how much she would love to dance at the ball. Kylie Preece, overconfident about her skills as a doctor, has forgotten to check Ruby's pathology results placing the old lady's life in the balance. Mitch is furious.
As she dresses for the ball, Terri's excitement is tempered when her nosy neighbour Gilda complains about the loud music. There is another knock at the door. Terri assumes it is Gilda but it is obsessed ex-patient Neil Phillips. Neil reveals he bought the ball dress and he forces his way into the flat. This deluded man has convinced himself Terri loves him. When she spurns his advances things turn ugly. Furious his love for Terri is unrequited, he assaults her and looks set to rape her. Terrified, Terri tries to defend herself and stabs Neil with a pair of scissors. Appalled and full of self-pity, Neil leaves the flat with the scissors.
At the Ball, everyone wonders where Terri is. Mitch gets a phone call but it is Kylie. Shaken and rapidly losing confidence, she needs advice about how to keep Ruby alive. Mitch gives her cause for confidence with Ruby but this soon evaporates when Kylie is unable to cope with Len Gould's post-operative crisis–he has hiccuped his wound open and his guts are hanging outside his body. Fortunately, for both of them, Von is on hand to assist Len and give some words of advice to Kylie. Kylie's confidence is restored when Ruby's condition finally starts to improve and the old woman thanks her for being such a caring doctor.
Terri is in shock and rings Von for help. Von comes to her and calls the Police. As Terri tells the Police about what has happened, Neil turns up at the ball to confront Mitch about Terri and the way she has mistreated him Enraged, Mitch manhandles Neil and to his horror, discovers Neil that Terri stabbed him because they have been having a relationship and her guilt finally got the better of her.
Mitch goes to Terri's apartment but Von refuses to let him in. Mitch returns to the hospital, desperate to feel needed and to help someone. He makes Ruby's dream come true when he dances with her in the darkened ward but the magic is broken when Luke arrives with some shocking news…
Terri receives the news at the same time as Mitch—Neil Phillips is dead. Worse, his injuries don't match with Terri's description. As the detectives lead her to the Police Station for questioning, it is clear Terri is now a murder suspect.Read More
Terri leaves the Ranald Graham of the Community House and returns to Ward 17. She has healed somewhat since the death of Neil Phillips a week ago, but Terri knows a return to her usual world will be a trying time. Von gives her all the support she can, but so far Terri's ordeal is not general knowledge. Mitch decides to make himself scarce. Terri gets stuck into office work, avoiding contact with the patients and awkwardly deflecting the friendly inquiries of her colleagues. Meanwhile, rumours circulate about a rape and fatal stabbing.
Steph is shocked when her ambulance officer friend, Mick Todd, is transferred to the ward from the Intensive Care Unit. Mick is not coping with his new life as a paraplegic—he is angry and resentful, a very different person from the lively friend she knew before. When Mick's wife and son arrive for a visit, it is instantly clear how close the marriage is to collapse. Mick wants nothing to do with either of them. He has worked with paraplegics and knows how hard the future will be for him. In putting up his emotional barriers he shuts everyone out—especially the people who love him.
Bron finds herself dealing with a computer savvy hypochondriac. Kent has arrived at the hospital with a range of symptoms and has just about convinced everyone his problem is a blocked bowel. But there is a strike in the hospital today and everyone is under pressure. Kent's demands are not being met and his agitation grows. Eventually, geeky Kent turns out to be a very violent and frightening customer. Bron has to work hard to make up for some less than perfect procedures and save herself and Kent from harm.
Across the ward, Jared is frustrated by the imposing Mr. Roach who is very much "off with the fairies" after neurosurgery. Mr. Roach just wants a cup of tea but can't remember he has had several already.
Events conspire to wind up the pressure on very fragile Terri. Mick Todd seizes her arm and pours out his humiliation and fear over the loss of his sexuality. Terri witnesses Kent lose control and threaten the life of Bron. Finally, confused Mr. Roach gets very close and demands one too many cups of tea. Terri rocked by flashbacks to the terror of Neil Phillips' attack, becomes hysterical and collapses in front of her colleagues.
Terri bravely faces the group and reveals the full truth to all. She will need the support of her friends to get by as she tries to return to a normal life.Read More
Lucke's bro was brought from the jail on order to have an operation & bring out the gillette blades he had eaten to get outta the jail.they didn't seem to be friendly till lucke found out there's something wrong with his bro & finally decided to get some help about it.Terry's still depresed.Ben & his partner tried to get along.Read More
Luke's younger brother Rick is admitted to the ward He is serving six years for robbery but he has swallowed razor blades in an attempt to temporarily get out of prison. During the course of his treatment, Luke is horrified to discover his estranged brother has been subjected to terrible abuse. A patient with offensive body odour puts the olfactory fortitude of the staff to the test. Mitch teaches the inexperienced Dr. Kylie Preece that smell often has a lot do with diagnosing a patient's condition. Pete Moroney (the traumatised paramedic who lost his nerve working with Bron a few months ago is teamed with Ben. Pete has had counselling but Ben is not convinced he has fully recovered. At the end of the day, it is Pete who keeps his cool when Ben loses it.
A kitchen strike puts Ward 17 under pressure, not helped by a severe case of food poisoning. Connor thinks he has also been poisoned and, in treating himself unnecessarily, upsets his plan for the date of a lifetime.
Luke's younger brother Rick is admitted to the ward. He is serving six years for robbery but has swallowed razor blades in an attempt to temporarily get out of prison. Bron quickly discovers Luke is estranged from his brother and attempts to understand what it is going on with Luke's family.
It is not until Rick is in the operating theatre that Luke discovers why his brother took such desperate measures to get out of prison for just a short time. Rick has been badly beaten and tortured, Luke guiltily turns to his mother, Maureen, for help. Is he responsible for Ricky's criminal path? Has he really turned his back on his brother? Eager to make amends, Luke contacts someone who might be able to protect his brother in prison. But it will come at a price.
Ben is teamed with Pete Moroney. Reluctant to give him a go, Ben is sure Pete is still suffering from post-traumatic shock It is only when Steph reminds Ben of his own past nightmares that Ben decides to give Pete a second chance. As fate would have it, it is Pete who prevents Ben from losing his cool when Ben confronts a delivery man who accidentally prevents him from catching the "basher" who injured his friend Mick.
Kylie has to confront a patient with extremely bad body odour. Unable to stay in the room for long, Kylie does not do a proper examination, Mitch insists Kylie compete the task and with Mitch's caring help they are able to change the poor woman's life for the better.
Industrial action has spread to the kitchens and Ward 17 is kept busy with extra duties. An outbreak of food poisoning adds to the chaos and Connor believes, thanks to Jared, that he has also been poisoned. Desperate to go on the date of a lifetime, Connor treats himself unnecessarily and becomes ill. The one good thing to come out of Connor's plight is that Terri laughs for the first time since her assault.Read More
Terri endeavours to put the horror of Neil Phillips' death behind her and get on with her life. She has even decided to move back to her old flat, after living in the Sister's Community House.
Mitch finds himself treating Graham Farmer, a patient with mysterious symptoms uncomfortably similar to those of Neil Phillips. A wary Terri jumps to the conclusion Graham also has Munchausen's Syndrome. Graham's erratic behaviour seems to bolster her claim. However, Mitch has a gut feeling his patient's varied symptoms are genuine and refuses to discharge him. It is only when Mitch discovers the patient has a rare blood disorder, that Terri is forced to acknowledge the demons of her recent past still have to be laid to rest. Consequently, she decides it is not yet time to leave the security of the Community House.
Luke is extremely paranoid. He is convinced his colleagues are giving him the cold shoulder due to his working class origins and the recent hospitalisation of his criminal brother. The theory gains credibility when he finds himself teamed with anaesthetist, Tom Snowdon, for a surgical procedure. Luke and Tom had previously come to blows over Tom's pethidine addiction and the mutual mistrust and dislike has only intensified. To compound matters Luke makes a minor slip-up in a simple procedure resulting in an otherwise healthy woman requiring a temporary colostomy.
This woman, Belinda is Steph's patient and Steph finds herself siding with her patient when Belinda decides to lay a formal complaint against Luke. Mitch reassures Luke the incident was unfortunate but understandable, and that CEO Stan Ridgeway will be most sympathetic. However, Luke is unprepared for Tom's vindictive ambush.
Even Bron is finding Luke's paranoia wearisome, but if she thought Ben would lend her a sympathetic ear she is about to be proven wrong. The friction between the two ambos soon takes a back seat to a full-scale emergency. A "client" assaults Ben and leaves him floating face down in a deserted river. Bron risks her own safety to rescue Ben and perform lifesaving resuscitation, which, essential though it may have been at the time, does not exactly make Ben's day. Later Bron receives word she is being slated for a bravery commendation, which just about sends her over the moon. It is only when she tries to convey the good news to a self-absorbed Luke that she is brought back to earth with thud.
Kylie and Jared find their work cut out for them trying to prepare a retired pensioner, Clive Murray, for some routine heart studies. The patient appears to have a never-ending stream of female family visitors which makes doing check ups increasingly difficult. In a last-ditch attempt to complete their preparation duties they catch him in the act of having sex with one of the so-called daughters. Not only do they solve the riddle of the constant stream of visitors, they learn Clive's heart problems have been exacerbated by his passionate commitment to prostitutes and Viagra.Read More
Luke's career is threatened when a simple medical procedure goes horribly wrong and a vindictive colleague falsely accuses him of gross negligence. Terri's past comes back to haunt her when she encounters a patient who reminds her of her former stalker. Bron and Ben's teamwork is put to the test when a drug addict patient attacks Ben. Jared and Kylie treat a retiree with a bad heart and an amazing sex life.Read More
As Luke faces the internal investigation into his supposed negligence, he is forced to defend himself, putting his career and relationship with Bron on the line. Ben attends the attempted suicide of a mysterious young man. Will the truth of his haunted psyche be revealed before it's too late? Mitch goes into battle against the hospital authorities when patient's relatives are forced to sleep in the car park due to lack of funds.Read More
A young man struggles with the news that to save his life, a large portion of his face will have to be removed. A young woman uses her anorexia to regain media notoriety. Kylie suspects a patient has tuberculosis and refuses to listen when Von questions her diagnosis. Ben and Bron are faced with an emergency when a boy, whose head is stuck between the metal bars of a security door, is stung by a bee.Read More
While Ben and his new partner, Scott are trapped in the path of a deadly blaze, the hospital staff are crying out for a cool change. Terri makes a big decision about her future while nursing a man with severe burn injuries and Connor finds it difficult working with Bron after his attempt to woo her fails.Read More
In the late stages of a terminal disease and 38 weeks pregnant, Sarah wants to go home to organise her daughter's fifth birthday party. When she goes into labour in the ambulance, a battle ensues to keep mother and baby alive. Jared is forced to make a decision about his career. Connor, Bron and Kylie prepare to celebrate Jared's birthday.Read More
Mitch diagnoses a gifted ballerina with scoliosis, forcing her to make a choice between her health and a career. Bron is looking after Brett Addison, a former patient who is booked in for spinal surgery. Connor surprises Jodi with flowers and finds her reaction not at all what he expected.Read More
Sarah's health is failing fast and the fight to keep her alive through the compensation case is taking an emotional toll on Mitch and Kate. Bron's gambling debts land her in trouble with a loan shark. Tempers fray between Scott and Ben when they are called to a biscuit factory where a worker has collapsed.Read More
Mitch admits a woman in her mid-thirties, whom he suspects has been brutally raped, possibly by multiple attackers. During her care, Mitch and Connor discover the case is more complex than initially thought. Luke comes into conflict with Claudia following the death of a recently-discharged patient. Meanwhile, Jodi finally breaks her moody silence.Read More
Mitch is forced to realise he is not so different from a hypertensive potential stroke victim whose high-risk condition is largely caused by work, diet and lack of exercise. Connor defies a senior surgeon. Ben comes to the rescue of a timid, slow young man.Read More
Connor wrestles with the fear that his mother has contracted a very serious illness. Bron confronts her own issues with her childhood and her father when a man is admitted after slashing his wrists. Scott organises a birthday treat for Ben - a raunchy on-stage tango with a lingerie waitress.Read More
Mitch diagnoses gangrene in an independent homeless lady. When she rejects medical attention, Mitch finds it hard to respect her decision. Bron nurses a young backpacker who has lived with epilepsy for most of his life. After a failed lunch date, Ben finally catches up with Bron. Jared arrives at work to find the medical fund-raising calendar has gone on sale.Read More
Ben and Scott arrive at a low security prison to find a siege in progress with a guard, a nurse and another inmate held hostage in the prison clinic. A post-op patient lands Connor in trouble with Luke. Terri reveals to Von that she is worried Dr Pussle will want to progress the relationship faster than she can handle.Read More
Von never makes it to the charity ball when her little friend Zac's condition worsens. Terri and Malcolm bond at the ball, but Terri is shocked to discover that Rose suffers from bi-polar disease. Kylie drinks too much, Scott puts more moves on Andrea and Luke's date is viciously raped outside the ball.Read More
Scott is put to the test when Ben blacks out on the job. An emotionally distraught Bron then puts Ben's life at risk by undermining Luke's confidence before surgery. A man's life is thrown into turmoil when told he is terminally ill, only to later discover that there was a mix-up and he isn't going to die.Read More
Connor is speechless when he bumps into Jodi pole-dancing in a club. Terri finds another nurse rape victim and to Von's surprise, the battle-axe she is nursing turns out to have the key to soothing the rape victim's pain. Mitch is driven mad by Rose's mother. While Terri would love to help, Mitch makes it clear that she's the last person who can do so. Luke pulls off a tricky operation.Read More
An ex-priest undergoes a near-death experience and returns to life claiming there is no God, stirring up Terri's emotions. Mitch is frustrated when Rose turns up at work and refuses to talk to him, and Lucy is not in the crÃ¨che. Jodi arrives back at work, but wonders if she has made the right decision. Ben gets the all clear to return to work.Read More
An exhausted Jared is making mistakes on the job and tragically risks Terri's life. Terri's accident is potentially fatal and for Mitch, this is almost the end of a bad day. Mitch receives some devastating news. A man suffering with tumours from second generation Agent Orange Syndrome looks to euthanasia for a way out.Read More
Mitch's desperate search for his wife and daughter turns into a serious incident for the police. Terri is so worried about Mitch, it's affecting her work and she makes a mistake on the job that could cost the lives of Von and a patient. Scott realises just how badly the tragic events of the last few weeks have affected him.Read More
Von is nursing a terminal patient, a cross-dresser who wants to go out in style, but his wife doesn't know about her husband's secret. Ben vows to find and destroy the rapist who nearly got Bron. Kylie Preece finally stands up to Dr Murphy. Lyle accidentally throws out a patient's thyroid gland.Read More
The rapist strikes again, kidnapping Bron and leaving a young nurse dead. In mortal danger, Bron is shocked when she discovers the identity of the serial rapist. Ward 17 is threatened with quarantine after a breakout of golden staph. Luke is forbidden to operate on patients after being suspected as a carrier.Read More
Terri breaks down and confesses her feelings to Mitch, Rebecca and Scott argue about how he performed on the job at the train disaster, but it rapidly turns into a passionate love scene. Jared discovers his love affair with Kylie could be on the rocks.Read More
Mitch and Rose finally decide whether to save their marriage or go seperate ways. Nelson nurses a formidable, fiercely intelligent ex Head Mistress, who gives him hell. Von and Luke treat an epileptic woman who refuses the drugs that will control her seizures.Read More
Rose makes a surprise visit to ward 17 to deliver a news bombshell to Terri. Terri and the team look on in horror and disbelief as Mitch hesitates to save his patient's life. Mitch is torn between his duty and his heart as his patient doesn't want to live. Mitch and Terri confront their conflicting notions of love, when an older couple decide to die together.Read More
When amnesia patient Ross awakes, he tells Paula he has just had a shocking recollection of what he did to his children. Jared and Kylie finally come to loggerheads over a melanoma patient when a very jealous Jared suspects Kylie and Luke are an item.Read More
Nelson calls a strike in Ward 17 which puts everyone under pressure; a pressure which eventually proves to be intolerable and results in a death, and the resignation of Jared. Mitch cops the wrath of a strung out Terri, who gives him an earful for abusing his staff, and Mitch attacks Paula, accussing her of jeopardising a patient's life.Read More
Terri is forced to face her ultimate fear - losing her true love Mitch. When Mitch comes into contact with a possible Ebola Virus patient, he and another doctor quarantined along with the patient. Fearing for Mitch's life and unalbe to reach him, Terri becomes increasingly distracted from her work.Read More
Lovemaking has occuppied Mitch & Terri's night, and Terri decides to call in sick. Meanwhile, Nelson, acting NUM in Terri's absence, and eager to perform well, urges the others to a team effort. Bron returns from England to bizarre welcome from Jared & Scott who fued over Jared's interference with Scott's study.Read More
Luke finds out there's a new Coronial Inquiry into the death of Dawn (Ma) O'Connell, Luke knows more than he's prepared to admit and it could ruin him and his family forever. The presence of the Coroner's Investigating Officer, creates ripples in the ward as, one by one, the staff are interviewed. Jared is going for a job interview. Or is he?Read More
Mitch and Terri part company for a while as the pressure over the custody battle for Lucy pushes them to the brink. After rescuing a young boy from a treacherous situation, Von realises that he has no idea how to play games or have fun and decides to teach him. Jared makes a surprise visit to Ward 17. Rebecca starts to question her career as an ambulance officer.Read More
On the verge of opening his repid induction clinic, Mitch is visited by his cousin Paul. The visit gives Terri a new insight into the childhood episode that shaped Mitch's life - the death of his sister Lucy. Mitch has to deal with a very determined Rebecca who is desperate to join the detox clinic's staff.Read More
Mitch's world is falling apart when Rose has delivered a news bombshell that baby Lucy is not his daughter. Terri seems distant, unsupportive and it looks like she's returning to the religious order. Luke's prowess as a physician and is put to the test when he has to find a medical solution for a Tourette's sufferer.Read More
It's crunch time for Bron as she finally plans to tell her fiance', Ben, that she had an affair with another man. A dark shadow emerges over their marriage. Terri's wish for more romance in her relationship gives Mitch the cheeky idea to plan her a surprise romantic dinner - in her office.Read More
Terri can't hide the news from Mitch any longer... she is pregnant and unsure of how Mitch is going to take the surprise. With only seven days until their wedding, Bron is desperate to repair her relationship but delivers an unexpected announcement. Nelson has hots for the new Ward 17 doctor Charlotte, and asks her out on a date which turns into a shocking revelation.Read More
With Mitch's cousin Paul is confronted in pain of watching his lover, Hannah trapped in a nightmare of a permanent comatose state, he is determined to become her full time carer. But her parents have other ideas. Paula sees a glimmer of hope that Max's delinquent father Michael will become involved in his life after saving a little boy from a car fire.Read More
Jared's personal crusade to save herion addicts living in the underground take a tragic turn when he loses one to an overdose. Kylie realises how empty her life outside work is when she treats a man completely at peace with the fact that he is dying of cancer.Read More
A young ballet dancer, divides the Ward when Paula wants to use restrains after she becomes violent, as a result of suffering withdrawals from pain killing medication. Nelson refuses to allow it whilst he is in charge and clashes with Paula. Von struggles to convince Adam that he needs to give his mother Gina another chance.Read More
Jared is empowered when he realises he was not to blame for his own sexual assault. Bron finally believes she face her own attacker without felling a victim. Mitch, after desperately trying to keep his clinic afloat finally loses the battle and his power base. Ben is starting to feel trapped by Paula's interest in him.Read More
Mitch finds out - the hard way - that getting drunk makes more problems, not solves them, when he is arrested for assault. Matt is accused of molestation, and sees it as a sign to leave the ward. Charlotte's broken heart is revealed when another doctor's husband is admitted to the ward.Read More
Just when his mother looks like she has her life back in order, Adam Finch is found unconscious after a drug overdose, throwing Von into turmoil. Terri returns home to find Mitch in a state of disrepair and she sets about getting him back on the rails.Read More
Rebecca and Scott get caught in the crossfire of a bikie war. Mitch charges to Terri's rescue, and is almost killed in the process. A woman with a long list of unrelated symptoms is ear bashing everybody, and Von finds the reason her young patient is withdrawn and self-mutilating is because he has a hearing problem.Read More
Ben and Bron are taken hostage by a paranoid schizophrenic while his mother is admitted with mercury poisoning. When a sixty-five year old man has a massive stroke Luke sees an opportunity for a young woman to get the lung transplant she needs. But the man's wife resists turning off his life support. What is the hold her husband has on her and why does she insist on holding his body hostage? Mitch discovers that Rose is taking him for everything in the divorce settlement.Read More
Terri's ethics are put on the line. Von fights to hold a family together. Ben's confused over his feelings for Bron and Paula's feeling the cold. When Ian Neal escapes custody it has tragic repercussions for Ben. Charlotte suggests a radical treatment.Read More
Paula and Bron are both on hand when Ben returns to Ward 17, recovering from his stab wounds. Luke is disgusted when Craybrook reappears at All Saints as a teaching consultant. Nelson and Rebecca run a bed allocations scam to avoid chronic care patients. Jared and Kylie work together on her last day to solve a patient's kidney problems, and end up solving Jared's problem too. Scott's suspicions are confirmed about his new temporary partner.Read More
Nelson is offered a promotion but the day doesn't turn out the way he'd hoped when a highly charged ethical dilemma presents itself. His day is further complicated by the demands of a mystery woman. Mitch is rattled when Rose makes a small but unexpected appearance, and is then confused by a puzzling case that Charlotte may hold the key to. Mitch becomes worried that he is no longer performing up to standard. Bron, who is made 2IC for the day, is trying to smooth the waters with Paula but only succeeds in making things worse - while Ben's slow recovery in ICU is frustrating Bron, who wants to work through their problems.Read More
An elderly patient has some startling bad memories. Terri and Mitch struggle to come to terms with the reappearance of Rose. Ben has some tough explaining to do. Scott finds his problem with his new partner worsening. Nelson nurses a patient who brings up bad memories for him.Read More
Charlotte gains the trust of an elderly Polish man brought in and through a translator, discovers the horrific living conditions in the boarding house where he is staying.
Mitch, who is again drinking heavily, lashes out at Terri and hits her. The next morning he wakes up hungover to find that she has gone. Arriving at the hospital, wanting to set things right, Mitch discovers that Terri had never arrived. Panicked at the thought of losing her, he tries to track her down and finds her at her sister Margaret's house, where he lashes out again, this time at Margaret's husband. Now both Mitch and Terri know that something isn't right, so Mitch undergoes a CT scan. And the news isn't good.Read More
When Luke's father is admitted to hospital following a multiple vehicle accident but refuses to accept the diagnosis. On Ben's last day, he and Scott take different sides over conflicting accounts of the accident. Sinking into depression over his illness, Mitch returns to work and puts Terri in a difficult position. Angus is also depressed because his new Psych rotation is going badly. With her move to the country imminent, Bron urges Jared to apply for her job.Read More
Bron hates good-byes but it's going to be hard to avoid them. All she wants is an easy last day at work but that doesn't seem likely with one of her patients having his arm amputated. Terri's left to wrestle with the implications after Mitch has a sperm sample frozen. Scott gets a new ambo partner.Read More
Terri has a romantic surprise in store for Mitchâ€¦ and it becomes a celebration of life with all the family of Ward 17. Rebecca nurses a man whose son has been lost in a boating accident and comforts his grieving wife as they hope for a miracle. Charlotte learns that love never dies. Scott helps Alex come to terms with the difference between city and country attitudes.Read More
Terri's not coping in the aftermath of Mitch's death. After an awkward start, Sterlo saves a patient and bonds with Charlotte in the process. Rebecca's guilt over sleeping with Jared is compounded when Scott supports her through a crisis with her brother. Reg gets a date with the florist of her dreams.Read More
Terri's grief reaches a climax when she ends up in hospital suffering from pneumonia. A new doctor, Vincent Hughes, arrives in Emergency and causes a stir. Scott and Alex bring in a patient suffering puzzling symptoms. Scott acts as Alex's love adviserâ€¦ with a result that isn't quite as he expects. Matt falls for an attractive patient, unaware of what is wrong with her. Von and Luke are both sitting exams, with wildly different outcomes.Read More
Nelson is stunned when Terri calls to announce her resignation. Luke's confidence in getting the vacant VMO'S position is shattered by Dr Murphy. Jared puts Matt and Kirsten's blossoming romance to the test when he involves Matt in the care of Jenny Garfield, a cancer patient. Vincent struggles to get to the bottom of ovarian cyst patient Tina Blake's life-long halitosis problem. Terri is forced to confront her future when she learns the shocking truth about her neighbour Carmen's past. Regina's new flower arrangement puts Von and Sterling off-side and Sterlo decides it's got to go.Read More
On Terri's first day back at work she clashes with doctor Vincent Hughes over a returned heart transplant patient who has a broken leg. Nelson and Von go out of their way to shield Terri from a brain tumour patient. Sterlo is accused of having an affair with the mother of one of the under Seven's footy players he coaches. There is tension between Scott and Rebecca as Jared interferes in their relationship. Leanne Curtis starts working at the hospital making life difficult for Nelson, and compromising Jared's attraction to her when it's revealed that she is his new counsellor.Read More
Vincent's tragic past is revealed after a tough day looking after a TB patient from a government detention centre. Terri fights for Malcolm Pussle's reputation, against Vincent and the CEO, and finds herself unpopular on both fronts. When Tony Hunter is admitted to the ward after violently bashing his head, Ward 17 staff, along with social worker Leanne, must get to the bottom of his problems with his wife. Alex and Scott collect casualties from Chloe's salon... and she finally lets go. Luke wants to share his love of football with Max and Paula but things don't go as planned.Read More
Paramedics Scott and Alex are called out to attend a serious car accident, but Scott becomes concerned when he discovers Rebecca's parents are among the injured. The accident victims are making all kinds of claims about who's at fault, but Scott soon realises that the one thing they have in common is blaming Rebecca's dad Lindsay Green for being out of control. Scott suspects he had been drinking alcohol before the accident. Arriving at All Saints, Rebecca rushes to her parents' side but becomes disturbed when her dad asks her to steal his blood sample and lose it instead of handing it over to the police. She can't decide whether to help her father and compromise her ethics, or stand by the rules of the job. Nelson's relationship with Leanne reaches a crisis point. When Colin finds out that Terri and Charlotte have broken hospital rules he is furious and threatens Terri with dismissal. Sterlo tries to hide a footy injury from everyone, but when Paula finds out she reconsiders her son'sRead More
A woman revisits a childhood nightmare after she is involved in a car accident with her son and she refuses to believe nursing staff that he has survived the crash. Terri's plans for her neighbour, Carmen, end in disaster when she is transferred into the Pysch Ward. A new nurse, Frances Regan, has come halfway round the world to work with her great mate, Bron, but her timing couldn't be worse.Read More
Everyone at the hospital is talking about the death of Rose Stevens, and what could have pushed her to take the final step. Terri Sullivan's relationship with Rose was always difficult, and now she finds herself battling it out with Rose's mother Victoria. The issue at hand is the welfare of Lucy, the daughter Rose had with Terri's late husband Mitch Stevens when he and Rose were married, who is now an orphan. Vincent once again sees the wrong side of Terri. Ward 17 is beset by in-fighting until Terri lays down the law. Scott is the victim of road rage, but he has to deal with his own anger too.Read More
Terri's enjoyable week playing mum to Lucy, while Victoria is in hospital, comes to an abrupt end when she is questioned by the police. It seems that Terri was the last person to visit Rose around the time of her death. Evidence given to the police by Vincent and Victoria only serves to confirm Terri as a person of interest in the investigation.Read More
Terri is charged with murder and Von tries desperately to raise the bail money. A glimmer of hope in proving her innocence comes from an unlikely source. Von nurses an aging dying nun who wants to make her final years more meaningful by leaving the order that wants to put her 'out to pasture'. Leanne, Jared and Rebecca are feeling trapped by their unhappy relationships at the hospital.Read More
It's becoming obvious to Jared that Leanne's an alcoholic - her behaviour is getting worse - but what can he do about it? Treatment of a disturbed ex-navy man frustrates Vincent when the Navy won't take responsibility for his serious psychological problems. Still dealing with the pressures of Rose's death, Terri is offered extended leave by Joan.Read More
Von is dismayed when an autopsy reveals her possibly culpability in the death of a patient. Charlotte and Vincent, meanwhile, are confronting some personal and professional mistakes of their own. ---------- (extended summary) Von has been coming down to ICU to see Vera for the last few months. Along the way, she's picked up the added responsibility of supporting Vera's daughter, Madeleine. When Vera Fleming's life support is switched off, her daughter starts looking for someone to blame and Von becomes the target of a civil suit. She starts to wonder if it was a mistake to have tried to help Vera at the scene of the MVA.
Lesley Hall presents to Emergency with symptoms including chronic diarrhoea and dehydration after a full-on partying holiday in Europe and a long flight back from London. She's admitted to the ward for dehydration and proves to be something of a handful for both Sterlo and Charlotte because, although nil by mouth, she's a total caffeine addict and will pull anyRead More
Matt 'freaks out' when the body he's delivered to the morgue 'wakes up'. Charlotte puts her job on the line when she promises a daughter that her mother will live. Regina's birthday is ruined when Morris dumps her. Paula nurses a grown man who is terrified of the dark.Read More
Terri is put in the middle when Von clashes with a visitor. Charlotte gets a black eye and shows a fiercely independent streak, in contrast to Vincent's care. Sterlo reveals a little about his family when stuck with an obnoxious patient. Scott and Alex discover the joys of golf.Read More
The husband of Charlotte's ex-lover, Liz, dies. Liz asks Charlotte to make out the death certificate. Charlotte's career is in jeopardy as it appears the death is not as straightforward as it seems. Sterlo bonds with a teenage patient who has doubts about his masculinity. A handsome Priest has an embarrassing encounter with Matt.Read More
When Matt discovers a dumped baby, little does he realise that he might be accused of being the child's father. Matt's day goes from bad to worse when he learns that he and Kristen are expecting a baby which Kristen may decide not to keep. Terri faces an administrative crisis when a young athlete develops a multi-resistant strain of staph. Charlotte uncovers the mystery of the baby's father and faces the wrath of the new CEO when she takes matter into own hands.Read More
Von faces a personal crisis as the civil suit against her finally comes to trial. Paula and Luke have their own problems to face in dealing with Paula's mum and Max. While, on the ward, another parent/child relationship slides down a steep slope to disaster. None of this matters to Matt, who has a special surprise for Kirsten and their friends - a surprise involving sequins and celebration. Matt throws a surprise wedding, but it ends in disaster.Read More
Alex's new temporary ambo partner, Harri, catches Sterlo's eye as they try to help Troy Davies, a young man coming to terms with his girlfriend's amnesia after a fall from a cliff. Vincent comes into conflict with his senior, Mr Madsen, over his treatment of car bomb blast victim, Lauren Wellham, when she returns to All Saints. Paula is forced to confront Luke's involvement in Max's life when he ends up on the ward after school.Read More
Charlotte comes home from nightshift to find that her ward, Sasha, has apparently been raped. Alex is finding Harri more and more intriguing as the day pans out. Paula has a decision to make when Michael, Max's father accompanies a burns patient on the ward. Sterlo finds out why a patient is acting so peculiarly.Read More
Von and Nelson have to work out how they are going to live and work together. Charlotte deals with a relative who feels his father is being used as a medical ""guinea pig"". Alex has trouble dealing with Harri's increasingly inappropriate behaviour.Read More
Charlotte suspects Greg, a PSA from the hospital, of being involved in an armed robbery. Von and Terri deal with a willful student nurse who challenges a traumatised patient. Nelson and Sterlo clash over Miranda, a sexy young patient who likes to get her own way.Read More
This is the first half of the double episode finale.
Greg Roberts gives Charlotte a moral headache when he assaults a patient who has robbed the ward of pethidine. Paula bonds with a woman who is looking after a husband with dementia. Luke asks Paula to marry him and she has to break the news that she never got around to divorcing Max's father, Michael. Alan Marden, the hospital's financial controller, is admitted to the ward with hyperthermia and gets to see the results of his budget cuts up close. An obsessive gunman embarks on a shooting spree as he stalks Charlotte through the hospital. Terri breaks the rules to prevent her supervisor from dying. Regina and Morris' anniversary goes tragically wrong.Read More
This is the second part of the double episode finale.
Greg Roberts gives Charlotte a moral headache when he assaults a patient who has robbed the ward of pethidine. Paula bonds with a woman who is looking after a husband with dementia. Luke asks Paula to marry him and she has to break the news that she never got around to divorcing Max's father, Michael. Alan Marden, the hospital's financial controller, is admitted to the ward with hyperthermia and gets to see the results of his budget cuts up close. An obsessive gunman embarks on a shooting spree as he stalks Charlotte through the hospital. Terri breaks the rules to prevent her supervisor from dying. Regina and Morris' anniversary goes tragically wrong.Read More
A Bucks' night prank goes horribly wrong for the Groom and Sterlo - his best man. Paula agrees to Michael having informal access to their son, Max. But Michael begins to subtly use the situation to turn the screws on Luke and Paula's relationship, whilst endearing himself to Max. While everyone thinks Sophia is Charlotte's estranged lover their real relationship is much closer. When a medical emergency throws everyone together - their personal and working relationship is put to the ultimate test.Read More
Opinions are split over the treatment of a paedophile, who has been admitted to All Saints following a violent assault. Some nurses refuse to assist in the surgery that will save the man's reproductive organs. Sophia and Charlotte find a family dispute reflects their own situation.Read More
Luke and Paula face their final decision as Michael makes a play for the family he wants. Sophia's lonely heart and her feelings for Vincent are revealed when she bonds with a patient who has an appointment to marry a man she met in an internet chatroom. Terri and Julia clash when Julia transfers Nelson off Ward 17.Read More
Nelson finds himself in emotionally difficult territory when a child, on her bike, shoots out in front of his car and ends up in ICU. Jack deals with a patient who wants a reversal of a tubal ligation ... without her husband's knowledge. Things reach boiling point for Nelson, when Terri turns up on his doorstep, urging him to open up to her - but he takes things too far and immediately regrets his actions.Read More
Terri is forced to face her mortality when she is diagnosed with a rare tumour in her heart. A man with a STD deceives his fiancee regarding his condition. Charlotte, prompted by Sophia, takes matters into her own hands, clashing once more with Dr Alison Newell, this time with unexpected consequences. A terminally ill young man confronts his fear that his girlfriend only stays with him out of pity.Read More
Terri undergoes open heart surgery to discover if her heart tumour is cancerous. The permanent closure of Ward 17 heralds the end of an era and generates much uncertainty among the nursing staff. Charlotte gets a heart-stopping induction into emergency medicine.Read More
The remaining staff of ward 17 have a baptism by fire in the emergency department, which is run by the hard-nosed Bruce Campion. Sophia leads the charge for changes, only to find herself Bruce's first victim. Terri shares a room with a troubled patient, and teaches Jack a lesson or two.Read More
Paula has to decide whether to go to the States with Luke as Terri prepares to come back to work and face the challenges presented by both her new boss and Jack Quade. Charlotte has an unusual decision to make and Scott and Alex discover that luck can be a fickle thing.Read More
A senseless act of violence sees a Chinese boy left a potential organ donor - but no-one is keen on the way they have to get permission. Frank fights to do the non politically correct thing when he believes a Down's Syndrome mother should abort her child at her grandfather's behest.Read More
Alex witnesses a shooting, and must make a moral choice which could affect the rest of his life. Charlotte's professionalism is cast into doubt when a patient's grieving parent threatens litigation. Terri continues to attract the attention of a much younger man.Read More
Sterlo resorts to desperate measures when police are called into investigate the theft of prohibited drugs. Terri and Jack deal with the awkwardness of ""the morning after"". Charlotte refuses to let Frank ruin the after-glow of her blossoming romance with Megan.Read More
Charlotte treats a little girl who needs a bone marrow transplant and faces the difficult situation of keeping a secret - her father is not her biological father. Jack treats Josh, a ten year old with a mystery illness and absent parents. Sterlo collapses in the street with an infection from a dirty needle.Read More
Charlotte finishes her relationship with Addy when she makes a life-changing decision. Terri finally discovers the source of Frank's ongoing bad mood, but not before Frank and Jack almost come to blows in the middle of Emergency. Cate relives a painful memory when she watches one man give his life trying to save another.Read More
Families in crisis give both Frank and Charlotte pause for thought about their own domestic situations. When a badly beaten young woman is brought into the E.D. a whole family is torn apart. The traumatic events have particular resonance for Frank Campion, who is having increasing problems with his own daughter, and for Charlotte, who is desperate to have a child of her own.Read More
A homeless man's injuries bring Terri and Jack into conflict. Scott and Cate have to deal with more than a robbery when the Ambulance is burgled. Jessica is disillusioned, when Dan turns out to be a very red blooded boy. Vincent is concerned about a surgeon's eccentricities.Read More
Vincent elects to spend the weekend with Grace at her home, partly to help, partly because of the growing feelings he has for her. But he gets a reality check from a young patient and with a bit of his own investigation realises that Grace and her father are not the angels he perceived them to be.Read More
Terri fights to save the life of a pregnant woman and her unborn child. Jessica wrestles with the demons of post-traumatic stress. Charlotte's search for a semen donor threatens to destroy her newfound happiness with Addy. Cate accuses Scott of being jealous of sexy new 'ambo' Nigel.Read More
Various couples in the ED are at odds with each other - Terri and Jack are on the rocks following Nelson and Frank's discovery of their affair. Scott is shocked when he finds that Cate has requested a new partner. When a prison van is involved in an accident, Jessica bonds with an injured nurse, bringing her into conflict with Dan who's concerned she's getting too emotionally involved with her patient, while Von nurses a murderer who must face his mortality, leading to tragic and shocking revelations for all involved.Read More
Terri's relationship with Jack looks too broken to fix as she takes over from Nelson as NUM of Emergency. When Jack intervenes on Jessica's behalf when she has a minor dispute with Terri, Terri resents Jack's interference and the end of their relationship is nigh. Regina is finding it difficult to cope with the new pressures she faces in ED. Von is affronted when her sister is brought into the ED by her daughter, believing it's all a trick for them to reconcile. Scott reports new 'Ambo' Mac for breaking protocol and earns the displeasure of his colleagues after Mac heroically saves a worker with severe burns.Read More
A reckless moment between Charlotte and Jack forces them to face how much they stand to lose if their secret ever gets out. Conflict returns between Frank and Vincent over a pregnant Down's Syndrome girl. Frank's personal life influences Von to make a life altering decision and put her family first. Jack tries to win Terri back by using a young car crash patient's relationship with his older wife as his inspiration.Read More
All Saints is caught in a wave of hysteria when a cyanide 'spill' fills the ER with patients and makes it hard to tell who the real patients are from those panicking. Dan discovers Jessica's secret. Mac is anxious about his forthcoming dinner with his prospective in-laws and Charlotte has good reason to feel anxious - she's pregnant.Read More
Charlotte is pushed to the brink when Frank puts pressure on her career and she's faced with telling Jack about the baby. Terri has to make a decision when Regina makes a claim of unfair dismissal. Dan intrigues Jessica when he becomes personally involved while treating a disturbed young girl.Read More
Frank volunteers Jack and Terri to help when passengers and crew of a cruise ship are stricken with food poisoning. Cate and Mac investigate an underaged girl working at a brothel. Nelson puts himself further at odds with the ED staff by being overzealous in his new role as Staff Educator. Regina's first day back as Ward Clerk in the ED is not without its tensions, especially where Frank is concerned.Read More
Vincent goes against every accepted _medical practice, in an effort to save a young man's life. Charlotte's concern about her unborn baby makes her confide in Nelson, and ultimately realise where her priorities really lie. A serious car accident in which a young man is impaled in his car provides a welcome distraction for Cate and Mac who are unwilling to deal with the issue of their growing feelings towards each other.Read More
Vincent takes another enormous risk, this time attempting an orthopaedic procedure on a patient in Emergency. Von is forced to deal with the residual grief from her sister's death when she tries to help a young boy and his mum come to terms with a family tragedy. The sexual secrets of the All Saints staff are highlighted when a man who has been unfaithful tries so hard to conceal his guilt that it almost costs him his life.Read More
Jack discovers Charlotte is pregnant with his child. Will it end the blissful new beginning he has found with Terri? Mac finally admits his true feelings for Cate. Dan finds himself compromised by an affair with a doctor when he suspects she is making fatal mistakes.Read More
Disaster strikes when the All Saints emergency team is caught in the collapse of a nightclub while celebrating New Year's Eve. Cate stands by Mac when he is crushed by falling debris and is horrified to learn that his injuries may be permanent. Terry, having averted the disaster by half an hour, finally puts an end to the uncertainty for Jack and Charlotte. Meanwhile, Dan is trapped with a young woman who is critically injured.Read More
A tragic accident brings Frank's ex-wife into the ED as his worst nightmare confronts him. The ED staff is stunned to learn that Frank has a daughter. As Mac faces the possibility of life in a wheelchair, Gill and Cate try to come to terms with it. Jack comes to an uneasy truce with Charlotte and his impending fatherhood, while Dan helps two young girls at the nightclub before they face the disastrous consequences of their choices.Read More
Jack's journey of self discovery opens old wounds that reveal how he really feels about fatherhood. A patient covered in blood collapses in the waiting room and Dan is lead down a path of mystery and murder. A high speed police chase involving a stolen car leads to a horrific car accident. When Frank loses the battle to save one of the young men it brings him into conflict with the police. Cate struggles to deal with her own emotions as Mac reluctantly faces his first rehab session.Read More
Vincent and Cate work together to save a critically injured construction worker, his wife's emotional instability threatens to throw them both off balance. Nelson faces his inner demons when he discovers a six year old girl, near death, locked in a car outside a pub on a blistering summer's day. Cate's future with Mac is threatened by the arrival of a surprise visitor.Read More
Charlotte is sent sprawling by a hit and run driver and fights to save her unborn child. Things with Mac are coming to a head for Cate. She suspects that he's on the verge of a decision that will send him back into arms of Gill - breaking her heart. Jessica's high-spirited but difficult bipolar patient refuses to medicate himself, but when he lets slip that he had a couple of car accidents earlier in the day her curiosity is piqued.Read More
In the aftermath of Charlotte's miscarriage, Terri returns to All Saints to a cold reception from Jack. In this bitter mood, Jack has little patience for a man brought in with septic shock from self-inflicted wounds following the death of his twin brother. Unable to engage emotionally with the grieving man, Jack pushes to have the patient treated against his wishes. Cate refuses to let Jack allow his own pain to compromise his usual compassion.Read More
Frank, in trying to save the victim of a motorbike accident that could be a suicide attempt, and dealing with the victim's distressed relatives, is given fresh insight into his own domestic situation. Jessica, intrigued by the repeated ED admissions of a 16-year-old schoolboy, unwittingly fuels the crush he develops on her as she pushes to identify his condition. Dan, nursing a patient who effectively talks himself into a heart attack, does his best to help the guy understand the importance of letting go of the past.Read More
Vincent and Charlotte find themselves at loggerheads when Beth is admitted to All Saints, while Terri and Jack get more than they bargain for when they treat a woman who has exorcised her son. Elsewhere, Von's plan to buy a house hits an obstacle when she is knocked back for a housing loan.Read More
Cate is forced to confront her feelings about Mac's decision to leave and, through an encounter with a grieving widow, learns to let go. While All Saints radiographers are on strike, tensions run high in emergency and Terri has to get tough with the department's men. Dan grapples with his expectations of mateship when his best friend hits it off with Jessica. Charlotte begins to realise that Vincent is moving on.Read More
A car explosion rocks a local supermarket, sending waves of paranoia through the community. The question on everyone's lips is - was it terrorism? The truth is eventually uncovered but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Vincent is dealing with demons of his own while trying to anticipate Beth's next move.Read More
Regina struggles to keep a promise to a dying friend. Meanwhile, Jack triumphs over a complicated and life-threatening case and in the process wins the respect and friendship of the younger staff members. Elsewhere, Charlotte and Vincent get more than they bargained for on a night out, while Dan feels a tinge of jealousy at Jessica and Stuart's growing friendshipRead More
Charlotte's faith in Vincent is tested when he is arrested for assaulting Beth Chandler. After a violent incident at a brothel, everyone involved ends up in the ED. Terri reaches an understanding with Jack after they spend the day with Mitch's daughter Lucy.Read More
Terri's day in Emergency is over shadowed when Mitch's mother, Victoria undergoes a life-threatening operation. Von is unhappy when she suspects a relationship is developing between Nelson and Kerry. Charlotte is reminded of the tragedy of her miscarriage when she treats a six-month-old baby.Read More