When Nurse Maggie Lindsay’s fiancé suddenly breaks off their engagement she accepts the job of Sister General Theatre in a large teaching hospital.
Even the busy life of a theatre sister isn’t enough to take Maggie’s mind off why Senior Surgical Officer Joe de Winter decided to end their relationship. To make matters worse, there are hospital rumours about his friendship with attractive pathologist Frances Durant.
Handsome Mark Delaney, the Resident Anaesthetist, offers support to Maggie, but then the pair become the object of spiteful gossip. Meanwhile, Maggie must face her new responsibilities as a sister, and deal with some dramatic and heartbreaking surgical cases.
Then, events take a surprising turn as Maggie finds herself on a mercy mission to a foreign country, a journey that may lead her to the truth.