Arthur Digby

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Played by​ Rob Ostlere

Arrival:
02/01/2013 (S15 E12)

Departure:
07/06/2016 (S18 E35) – Deceased

Last Appearance:
19/12/2017 (S19 E64) – Flashback

Position:
CT2 Junior Doctor

Background:
Arthur forms a friendship with staff nurse Chantelle Lane and he develops romantic feelings for her. Chantelle loves Arthur as a friend only. It will take time for things to develop between them. Arthur and Chantelle are mugged by a mystery assailant and in the wake of their ordeal he feels guilty for being unable to protect her. When a patient named Cameron Pollins begins acting strange Arthur realises he is their attacker. He threatens Chantelle and grabs her by the neck, but Arthur defends her and they share a kiss.

In 2015, Arthur begins to suffer from extreme anxiety. Following an explosion at the hospital he struggled to control his anxiety and stole medication to help suppress his fears. Morven caught him taking hospital drugs for his own use and realised that he had been self-medicating. When Arthur made a mistake during treatment of a patient, Morven ended up getting blamed and she began to consider her future at the hospital.

In 2016, Essie finds a mole of Arthur, this is later removed and is told that the melanoma has been dealt with. The following month Arthur coughs blood and asks Dom to examine him, which reveals that he has secondary tumors on his lungs. Arthur tells Morven about his condition and accepts he must endure a tough course of chemotherapy. After undergoing chemotherapy Arthur is hopeful that his illness will be cured. He and Morven decide to get married the same day to celebrate his optimism. But Arthur is told by Sacha that his cancer has spread to his stomach and is terminal.

In June 2016, Arthur and Morven intended to leave Holby to travel before Arthur died. Dom believed Arthur was being selfish, Arthur re-evaluated his choice and decided to stay. However, later that day whilst speaking to Hanssen, Arthur collapsed and vomited up blood and was taken in for an emergency operation. Despite the team’s best efforts, there was nothing more they could do and Arthur died peacefully with Morven at his side.

Previous Positions:

  • CT1 (2013-14)
  • CT2 (2014-15)

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