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Time in the Emergency Department (2011)Edit
Nick was not best pleased. It was like his mum had been assigned to work alongside him, and she wasn’t afraid to spit on a hankie and use it to wipe mud off his cheek, metaphorically-speaking. A typical exchange:
Miriam: “I see you haven’t got over your God complex.”
Nick: “And I see you’re still a ball-breaker with a hatred of a certain part of the male anatomy.”
Miriam: “Only small ones.” Ouch!
The two ended up in a tense stand-off when a pregnant patient who was haemorrhaging refused a blood transfusion because she was a Jehovah’s Witness. Cue medical expression of the week: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation, as in “She’s going into DIC!” Nick felt he could respect the wishes of the patient and her husband by going the “bloodless” route, while Miriam felt that it was ok to risk getting sued and trample over a person’s religious beliefs if it meant saving their life. She pretended she’d heard the patient agree to a transfusion, and Lenny backed her up. It was a moot point anyway, as the woman died, but thanks to Miriam’s skills as an obstetric surgeon, her baby was delivered safely by Caesarean. He needed a blood transfusion himself, though, and this time his father agreed.
Behind the scenesEdit
Cheryl Campbell played Miriam Turner in Casualty in 2011. She is the only guest character to have held the position of Clinical Lead.