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Joan suffers secret heartache while Matron is hell-bent on getting Stanton House reopened
(Jessica Marais): Family life is a struggle for Joan who is balancing career, baby James and her marriage, as Jim’s (Matthew Le Nevez) court case over Greg Mathieson’s (Marshall Napier) death looms. But Joan is secretly nursing more heartbreak after finding out she might never be able to have children of her own.
(Mandy McElhinney): Determined to get Stanton House back up and running, Matron has passed the first hurdle and won a spot on the board though it might take more schmoozing and some help from Joan to see the doors open once more. Her relationship with her son Chris continues to grow, albeit slowly and with apprehension from Annie.
(Jonathan LaPaglia): On a professional high with the increasing popularity and opportunities of laparoscopic surgery, McNaughton’s personal life is a different matter. His estranged wife Eva (Maya Stange) is back and wants to have a baby while Joan has found out about his part in Greg’s death. Will the secret stay hidden?
(Ella Scott Lynch): The baby she gave up 15 years ago is now back in her life but Shirley already has a lot to cope with trying to impress her difficult new boss Leon (Jeremy Lindsay Taylor) and look after Ben. With Maggie pregnant and alone Shirley struggles to work out how to help her daughter and what sort of relationship they have now.
(Miranda Tapsell): She has always been a confident, independent woman but Martha’s blossoming romance with Bowditch (Andrew Ryan) could change that. When the affable young doctor pops the question, Martha must make a difficult, life-changing decision.
(Harriet Dyer): Sweet and innocent Patty has managed to create a booming business with her creche in high demand. However, finding love and having a family of her own remains a dream and this leads her into dangerous territory when she develops a crush on Jim.