Ruby has arrived! Rookie paramedic Ruby Sparks makes quite an entrance when she joins Casualty. But will she be making an exit in the same episode?

You study, you train, you pass exams and then, before you know it, it’s the first day of your new career. Ruby Sparks makes a big impression when she joins Holby ED’s paramedic team this week. Unfortunately, it’s not the impression she hoped for…

Here we reveal what’s in store for Ruby, played by former EastEnders actress Maddy Hill, on her first day in Casualty

 

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Ruby’s all smiles as she treats her first patient

Ruby Spark’s first day as a paramedic gets off to an awful start when she attempts to treat a drug user by the book but ends up getting punched.

 

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Experienced medic Iain explains the first rule of being a paramedic…

It’s the first of many hard lessons for Ruby. And Iain and Sam aren’t best pleased that they’ve to take Ruby (Maddy Hill) back to the ED for treatment, especially when paramedic boss Jan Jenning gives them both a dressing down for not keeping an eye on her!

 

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Ruby believes herself to be on the outside of life at Holby ED

Ruby learns something interesting about Sam (Charlotte Salt) when she overhears Iain (Michael Stevenson) teasing her colleague…

 

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Sam is trying and failing to keep her fling with Jacob quiet!

Sam’s not best pleased that Ruby knows about her dalliance with nurse Jacob Masters – especially as she’s trying to keep it quiet. Meanwhile Sam’s got troubles of her own; will she tell Jacob that his teenage son Blake tried to kiss her?

 

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Eddie seems like a steady guy and possibly someone Ruby thinks she could be friends with

Ruby gets her nose seen to by junior doctor Eddie McAllister, and is relieved when he’s kind to her and fills her in on who’s who on the team. Alicia is on high-alert when she sees them chatting and getting on well…

 

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Half-way through her shift, Ruby’s made more enemies than the Wicked Witch of the West on a windy day

After a series of unfortunate events Ruby realises her colleagues have strong negative feelings towards her – she really shouldn’t have thrown away their lunchtime kebabs! Relations rapidly go downhill after Ruby makes a life-compromising decision while treating a vulnerable patient. Ruby suffers a dressing down from doctor Dylan Keogh too, and has difficult questions to answer!

 

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Ruby’s stunned at Alicia’s anger. Will she stick up for Eddie?

When Dylan sends her packing, Ruby decides to pay a visit to an earlier patient only to become embroiled in a scary confrontation between doctors Alicia Munroe and Eddie McAllister. All three end up being hauled into Connie Beauchamp’s office!

 

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Ruby must decide – will her first day also be her last?

As Ruby attempts to come to terms with the most challenging day of her life she realises she has a lot to learn, and the job may be more than she can handle. Will she decide to stick with it, or walk away?