MDA (2002–2005)

A Human Cost: Part 1 

A dedicated intern at an outer suburban hospital, struggles to clear her name when she is accused of incompetence.


Daina Reid


Greg Haddrick


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shane Bourne ... Bill 'Happy' Henderson
Angie Milliken ... Amanda McKay
Angus Grant Angus Grant ... Dr. Jamie Lawless
Petra Yared ... Layla Young
Paul Bishop ... Dr. Tim Whitney
Louise Siversen Louise Siversen ... Meg Morrison
Erik Thomson ... David Simpson
Lisa McCune ... Dr. Liz Gibson
Michael Carman Michael Carman ... Mark Matthews
Jacinta Stapleton ... Chloe Davis
Tyler Coppin ... Phil Tane
Adam Zwar ... Peter Munro
Mike Frencham Mike Frencham ... Ben Murphy
Maddie White Maddie White ... Phoebe Livingston
Chris Fortuna Chris Fortuna ... Ambo #1 (as C.J. Fortuna)


Rushed to the busy outer suburban hospital of Prospect Valley suffering from an angina attack, Happy meets the young intern Dr Liz Gibson, and is impressed with her treatment. When Liz finds herself the subject of a medical negligence writ, she is refused support by hospital administrator, Meg Morrison, who seems to be in league with Liz's boyfriend, Dr Tim Whitney. Liz turns to MDA and is surprised to discover that Happy not only works for her medical indemnity organisation but that he will be her case manager. Accused of failing to properly diagnose a patient's abdominal aneurysm, Liz reveals to Happy the struggles she has to face at Prospect Valley Hospital. Amanda meets her match in David Simpson, the Deputy Commissioner of the Health Review Board. While they are in opposition in court, in private Amanda and David strike up a passionate relationship, which threatens to interfere with their professional lives. MDA appears to have succeeded in defending Liz, until a shattering new ...

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1 September 2005 (Australia) See more »

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