Lev Malinovsky is a paramedic for the Holby Ambulance Service. He joined the service in September 2019 as a replacement for Iain Dean.

Biography

Early life

During Lev's adolescence, he was pressured into joining Nevidimyye, a neo-Nazi "Football Army", by his brother who was an infamous murderer. He later managed to leave the group and reform himself. (CAS: Episode 1151)

At some point, Lev married Faith Cadogan and had two daughters named Natalia and Ana together. In November 2012, Faith gave birth to their third child - a boy named Luka. (CAS: Episode 1158)

Joining the Holby Ambulance Service

On 14 September 2019, Lev was late for his first shift with the Holby Ambulance Service, and he was caught attacking a thug outside the ambulance station by operational duty manager Jan Jenning and paramedic Ruby Spark. Jan initially mistook him for a drug dealer, but Lev revealed that he was a paramedic, and he was stopping the thug from throwing a sack of kittens into a bin. (CAS: Episode 1144)

On 23 November, Lev and Ruby treated a drunk patient named Johnny with a head laceration. Johnny began touching Ruby inappropriately, and Lev forced him off the ambulance. When Johnny noticed a tattoo on Lev's chest, he backed away. At the ambulance station, Lev explained his actions to Ruby and told her about his time as a member of The Invisibles; after researching the group and despite Lev's insistence that he had changed as a person, Ruby no longer felt comfortable working with him. Although she later reconsidered after witnessing Lev's tender care of Johnny's son Freddy, Ruby maintained that they would only work together as colleagues but not friends. (CAS: Episode 1151)

Luka's tumour

On 18 January 2020, Faith took Luka to Holby City Hospital's emergency department after he fell off Ana's bed. After his initial injuries were treated, consultant Dylan Keogh became concerned about Luka's clumsiness and eyesight issues and had him undergo a CT scan; Lev and Faith were horrified when it showed the presence of a brain tumour. (CAS: Episode 1158)

Trivia

Behind the scenes

Uriel Emil made his first appearance as Lev in Casualty in the sixth episode of series 34 in September 2019.

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