Ken Jeffords (born 1943/1944) is a man who resides in Holby.
In 1989, Ken became neighbours with Alice Jones. At some point, he started hearing news stories about people dying of diseases and other illnesses, so he decided to take an assortment of different medications as a preemptive measure. On 6 July 2019, when Alice became fed up with Ken's dismissal of her and decided to move house, Ken started piling rubbish on his front garden to turn off prospective buyers. She confronted him about his actions, but he suddenly began to experience chest pains and collapsed.
Ken was taken into Holby City Hospital's emergency department; he feared that he would not be able to return home, but staff nurse Jade Lovall assured him that they did not know anything at that moment. Consultant Dylan Keogh informed him that he was bradycardic, hypotensive and hypoglycaemic. Ken asked him if the Grim Reaper was going to visit him, and Dylan promised him that he was not dying. Alice reprimanded him for misleading her about his health and making her worry, and, when he suggested that she only cared about her house getting sold, she decided to leave. Ken told her to retrieve his overnight bag if she needed to feel wanted, and she begrudgingly agreed on the condition that she would leave it in reception so he would never have to see her again. Upset, Ken told Jade that, whilst he moaned about her a lot, he would never change Alice.
After Alice fell over in Ken's house, she was taken into the ED for treatment and gave Dylan a box she found in his house that was filled with different types of medication. In his cubicle, Ken admitted that he had been taking all of the medication as a precautionary measure; Dylan told him that he did not have any of the conditions that the medications treated and posited that they were responsible for his collapse. Ken suspected that Alice was taking joy in his misfortune, but Jade rebuked him and urged him to start getting along with her. Ken later visited Alice in her cubicle and offered her a cactus as a present. He promised to help her whenever she needed assistance and explained that he did not want her to move house. (CAS: Episode 1134)