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Nurse Sullivan
1202 Nurse Sullivan (Stephanie Belding)
Actor Stephanie Belding
Seen Operation: Murder
Murdoch Without Borders
Darkness Before the Dawn Part 1
Darkness Before the Dawn Part 2
The Killing Dose
Gender Female
Status Living
Job Nurse anesthesiologist
Nurse Kate Sullivan is a nurse anesthesiologist at University of Toronto School of Medicine's affiliate Toronto Mercy Hospital, introduced in Season 12 of Murdoch Mysteries, portrayed by Stephanie Belding.

Appearances and Mentions

Operation: Murder

  • Nurse Sullivan and the new surgeon-in-residency Dr. Ogden do not get off on good footing at the Toronto Mercy Hospital.
  • After the death of Mrs. Quigley, Dr. Ogden questions Nurse Sullivan who points out the Lancet Medical Journal has shown that chloroform is nine times more likely to cause death than ether and assures Dr. Ogden, “We use ether,” adding that the splenectomy was not Mrs. Quigley's first operation, as the doctor may have noticed from her chart. Since Nurse Sullivan had previously given her ether, she knew the patient would tolerate it well – until the tear in her diaphragm.
  • Dr. Ogden asks her if she believes that the tear caused her death. “I don't believe it was the anaesthetic. If you're looking to blame a nurse, I suggest you tread carefully. You'll find that sort of thing doesn't go over well around here,” warns Nurse Sullivan.
  • Upon being questioned by Detective Murdoch about six post-operative deaths of interest, Nurse Sullivan points out, "I am the best anaesthetic nurse in the department. Dr. Forbes often requests me", and those six deaths in a department that loses a hundred patients a year is not statistically relevant. But then, to Dr. Ogden's surprise, Nurse Sullivan asks them, what if Mrs. Quigley's death was the anomaly? Might the pattern be patients who died before they went to surgery instead. Nurse Sullivan leads them to the charts of such patients, including deaths identified as asphyxiation or heart failure.

Murdoch Without Borders

  • Nurse Sullivan has been instructed not to treat Mr. Czarnecki. She tells Dr. Ogden, "By the government, something about the new immigration laws".

Sins of the Father

Darkness Before the Dawn Part 1

Darkness Before the Dawn Part 2

The Killing Dose

  • Nurse Sullivan's first name is revealed to be Kate.
  • Kate knows the critically injured fall victim Jane Cooper, both women volunteer at The Haven, a women's home.
  • Later, Dr. Ogden instructs Nurse Sullivan to increase the morphine as her friend Jane will not regain consciousness and is suffering increased pain.
  • When Kate asks Julia if anything more can be done to give Jane relief, the good doctor reminds the nurse that they have given her "as much morphine as we can. It's time to stop being her nurse and be her friend."

Trivia

Gallery

Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidClare McConnell as Effie NewsomeBea Santos as Louise CherryPeter Keleghan as Terrence Meyers • Siobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeStephanie Belding as Nurse SullivanSebastian Pigott as Dr. DixonColin Mochrie as Ralph FellowsJames McGowan as Dr. ForbesDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaPatrick McKenna as Hamish SlorachCyrus Lane as Rupert NewsomeDavid Reale as Mr. ClementsCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordPeter Stebbings as James PendrickErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceCharlotte Sullivan as Charlotte (formerly Minerva Fairchild)Nigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle
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