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|occupation = [[Consultant]] in emergency medicine (1986-88)
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|died = 7 October 1988
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|deathcause = [[Heart attack]]
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|spouse = [[Roz Plimmer]] <small>({{m}} unknown, {{div}} 1987)</small>
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|children = [[Gillian Plimmer|Gillian]]
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'''Ewart Plimmer''' (died 7 October 1988){{citeep|03|05}} was a [[Consultant]] in Emergency Medicine and [[Clinical Lead]] of the [[Emergency department]] at [[Holby City Hospital]] from 1986 to 1988.
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'''Ewart Plimmer''' (died [[7 October]] [[1988]]) was a [[consultant]] in [[emergency medicine]] who worked in the [[emergency department]] of [[Holby City Hospital]] until his death in 1988.
   
==Time in the emergency department (1986-88)==
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== Biography ==
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=== Fighting for the night shift ===
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On [[6 September]] [[1986]], Ewart was confronted by [[Norman Parker]] — a [[Holby City Hospital]] manager — about reports of medical equipment from other areas of the hospital being stolen and later found in the [[emergency department]], and warned that he had six months to prove that the night shift was worth preserving otherwise he would recommend the [[Department of Health and Social Security]] to close it down. That night, following a [[parathion]] leakage at [[East Docks]] which resulted in a [[John Price|man]]'s death, Ewart acknowledged that the incident supported his cause as it highlighted the importance of smaller emergency departments. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Gas]]")
   
Ewart was the inspiration behind the night shift when it began in 1986. The old man with the white moustache was a friend to his staff but could be very stern and short tempered with administrators. He rarely got involved in clinical work, but did from time to time get his hands 'dirty'. He would often sit alone in his office listening to his walkman. However, his dedication to saving the department put a strain on his relationship with his wife and daughter.
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== Relationships ==
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=== Professional ===
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==== [[Kuba Trzcinski]] ====
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In September 1986, Kuba confided in Ewart about his interest in [[Miss Clements]] from the [[radiography department]]. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Gas]]")
   
In September 1986, Ewart's wife Roz arrives at the end of his shift with a suitcase of his belongings - their marriage is over due to the strains of Ewart's work on their relationship.{{citeep|01|02}} In November 1986, a drunk teenager is brought in after a party and is sick over Megan. She won’t talk and is revealed to be Gillian; Ewart’s daughter. She is upset about how distant her family have become.{{citeep|01|09}} A week later, she arrives to see Ewart, but he is too busy. She waits in the staff room where she chats with [[Megan Roach|Megan]] before leaving upset, without speaking to him. Megan suggests to Ewart he should ring her, but he says he hasn’t found the time.{{citeep|01|10}} After [[Lisa "Duffy" Duffin|Duffy]] is raped on her way to work the following week, Ewart comforts her and takes her home to [[Susie Mercier|Susie’s]] house.{{citeep|01|11}}
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==== [[Baz Samuels]] ====
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In September 1986, after nearly hitting Ewart with her car outside the hospital, Baz pressed him to sort out her references so she did not have to continue working the night shift; Ewart assured her that she would "escape" soon. ([[Casualty|CAS]]: "[[Gas]]")
   
By December, the night shift and the department face an uncertain future and the staff demonstrate to save the night shift much to Ewart's surprise.{{citeep|01|15}}
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== Behind the scenes ==
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[[Bernard Gallagher]] portrayed Ewart in ''[[Casualty]]'' from 1986 until 1988. The character made an appearance in a flashback sequence in the [[2015 (releases)|2015]] episode "[[A Child's Heart - Part One]]", where he was portrayed by an unknown actor.
   
From September 1987, Ewart continues his campaign to bring back the night shift as [[Emergency department|Holby A&E]] is only dealing with emergencies from 9-5. At all other times emergencies are being taken to Queen's. After a meeting with the District Health Authority, Ewart and the team find out they have been given back their night shift. Ewart is delighted and [[Mary Tomlinson|Mary]] asks him if she can be his new Senior house officer.{{citeep|02|01}}
 
 
At a cocktail party, Ewart meets new administrator [[Elizabeth Straker]], initially with conflict and differing opinions. {{citeep|02|01}} After weeks of heated debates and arguments, Elizabeth finds the courage to invite Ewart over to dinner, he accepts and ends up staying the night but ignores bleeps on his pager.{{citeep|02|07}}
 
Two weeks later, Ewart attends his divorce hearing; Roz leaves him with nothing.{{Citeep|02|09}} In December 1987, Ewart suffers a mild heart attack and is visited in hospital by his ex wife and his new love interest [[Elizabeth Straker|Elizabeth]].{{citeep|02|14}} By early September 1988, Elizabeth has left for America fed up of Ewart being 'married to Casualty'.{{citeep|03|01}}
 
 
Her replacement, [[Valerie Sinclair]] was soon at loggerheads with Ewart over the closing of the observation ward. Ewart got his way and ironically, in the very place that he'd been fighting to keep open, he suffered a second heart attack and died in October 1988, just minutes after comforting a distraught [[Megan Roach|Megan]].{{citeep|03|05}} The staff mourned and it was left to Charlie to take over the helm of running the department.
 
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
Bernard Gallagher played Ewart Plimmer in Casualty from 1986 until 1988. He was also featured in [[Charlie Fairhead|Charlie]]'s mind as a flashback on the 29th August 2015 but was uncredited.
 
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Ewart Plimmer (died 7 October 1988) was a consultant in emergency medicine who worked in the emergency department of Holby City Hospital until his death in 1988.

Biography

Fighting for the night shift

On 6 September 1986, Ewart was confronted by Norman Parker — a Holby City Hospital manager — about reports of medical equipment from other areas of the hospital being stolen and later found in the emergency department, and warned that he had six months to prove that the night shift was worth preserving otherwise he would recommend the Department of Health and Social Security to close it down. That night, following a parathion leakage at East Docks which resulted in a man's death, Ewart acknowledged that the incident supported his cause as it highlighted the importance of smaller emergency departments. (CAS: "Gas")

Relationships

Professional

Kuba Trzcinski

In September 1986, Kuba confided in Ewart about his interest in Miss Clements from the radiography department. (CAS: "Gas")

Baz Samuels

In September 1986, after nearly hitting Ewart with her car outside the hospital, Baz pressed him to sort out her references so she did not have to continue working the night shift; Ewart assured her that she would "escape" soon. (CAS: "Gas")

Behind the scenes

Bernard Gallagher portrayed Ewart in Casualty from 1986 until 1988. The character made an appearance in a flashback sequence in the 2015 episode "A Child's Heart - Part One", where he was portrayed by an unknown actor.

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