Back

Murder in Emergency!

A dedicated nurse's fight to save her beloved hospital from closure turns to a war against it, when she discovers patients are being murdered.

Beth Davis is a dedicated nurse in a fight for life - not her own but those of patients no longer in her care. As Sister-in-Charge of Emergency patients have titled her 'Angel', for her care and benevolence. Each day begins with her ordering dinners for all,including patients awaiting transport home. When Matron calls a meeting announcing the hospital closure, Beth's mind immediately goes to, "the dinners... did I spend too much... am I to blame?. Dismissing the thought she knows she must do all she can to prevent it. Beth contacts her union for support. When this fails, she organizes a Rally. Under threats of expulsion, and no reference, she stands firm... there's more at stake here than her job... patients! She refuses to desist. Her aims, paramount. Then, as if hit by a bomb, Sister Johnnie tells her of a ward where patients are being murdered - administered medication which shuts down their organs causing painful death. Beth's fight now takes on greater purpose and urgency. She complains to police but with no real evidence to support her allegations they can do nothing as the medication is neither charted nor shown to be scripted. Only a note under the tablet bottle lists each patient's name and dosage. Nurse Nichols is tasked with copying the note and patient charts, which conflict. Beth seeks clarification from Wards-man Tony, who creates terror in staff when he sings "Jesus" songs as he takes bodies to the mortuary. Tony confirms, "More bodies transported from that ward than all other wards combined." Beth knows too much. A car accident. Beth is injured. Her previously peaceful life is thrown into chaos. Faceless men take control, monitor and thwart her every move. That is, until they discover a dark undercurrent threatening their own existence. The hospital closes. Beth is without a job except for her second job at the Fish Shop which supplemented her hospital income. Evidence provided by Johnnie, Nichols and Tony, and police charge and prosecute Matron, the Office Manager (Mr Smarton) and two doctors. They're found guilty and gaoled for life but no one squeals... the identities of the clandestine figures who gave the orders remain concealed, as they are left free to continue their extermination spree in other hospitals. The faceless men who took control of Beth's life also fear those givers of orders for murder. Now in the Fish-shop full-time, customers remember and are grateful fo,r Beth's efforts. She's embarrassed. A customer challenges her. "So, what do you consider your greatest achievement?" Beth goes quiet for a moment, then, "My greatest achievement is my failure..." the answer left unfinished to the enquirer but in her mind, "... to save the patients." The faceless men, now in fear for their own well-being redeem themselves by reversing the decisions for Beth's destruction. Beth opens her mail. Her excitement cannot be contained. Her mum confirms, "Today is, a great day!"

Script Excerpt
Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
Budget:
Low
Starring Roles For:
Charlize Theron
Meryl Streep
Liam Neeson
In the Vein Of:
based on a True Story
unique
Posted:
05/27/2018
Updated:
05/02/2021
Author Bio:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5673147 https://www.stage32.com/Profiler Screenwriter: 6 Feature Award-winning Scripts and 2 Short Screenplays Author: non-fiction (4) books - Amazon "Best Seller" 2020 Publisher/Editor: 'Profiler' Magazine distributed nationally by the Packer network - NSC and Gordon & Gotch through newsagencies Poet: AllPoetry - 6 poems Wildsound - Top 100 2021 - Marquis "Who's Who" Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 - Marquis "Who's Who" Lifetime Achievement Award Screenwriting Awards: 2021 Oaxaca International Film Festival 11 - Finalist - "And The Devil called!" 2021 Oaxaca PitchFest - Official Selection - "Doors of Miracles!" 2020 Moviebytes 'Top 10' - Six (6) in the Top 10 of their genre 2019 - L.

Show More

Contest Results:
Hollywood Moving Pictures (First Place, Best Screenplay Feature) [2019]
Los Angeles Independent (First Place, Best Dialogue Feature) [2017]
Christian Screenplay (First Place, Best Script, Best Writer, Fan ) [2017]
Show More