Is determined to have the home for unmarried pregnant women reopen its doors
Matron is a woman on a mission. Furious that Stanton House has been closed leaving young unwed mothers nowhere to go, Matron is determined to get it reopened. Her rst step is to get a spot on the hospital board but when McNaughton dismisses her intentions because she’s “just a nurse”, Matron is forced to step things up.
After explaining the plight of abandoned babies to a group touring the hospital, Matron (Mandy McElhinney) manages to move one of the women so much that she returns to express interest in adopting a baby. Matron offers to sort out an adoption for her if the woman’s husband recommends Matron for a spot on the board.
Later McNaughton is surprised to see Matron sitting in the boardroom ready for her rst meeting. Unfortunately Matron hits another hurdle when her motion to have Stanton House reopened is defeated.
It becomes ever more urgent and important for Stanton House to be saved after Joan checks on Maggie (Tiarnie Coupland), a girl who had run away to Kings Cross to look for her birth mother, at Tarramar Girls Home. When Joan discovers the girls are being sexually abused she turns to Matron for help, leading to a deal between the unlikely allies.
Matron tells Joan that the girls will only have somewhere safe to go if Stanton House is reopened. So Joan prepares to charm the unco-operative hospital chairman at his retirement party to persuade him to green-light the venture. Will Joan’s performance be enough to get Stanton House up and running again? TVS JUN 13-JUN 27, 2016
DEAD SET Matron (Mandy McElhinney) is intent on getting Stanton House reopened to help desperate girls including those from Tarramar Girls Home, who need a safe haven.