In EastEnders, Ash Panesar (Gurlaine Kaur Garcha) will be disturbed when a racist patient refuses to be treated by her and requests a white nurse.
She is already under strain from completing her exams, and she has recently been struggling to cope, resorting to alcohol and raising concern among her loved ones.
It’s not the only racist event she’s had in the same week, which has pushed her over the brink. Can she reveal the problem and find friends to fight back as she battles bigotry?
On her way home from a night out, a drunken Ash pukes all over Harvey Monroe’s (Ross Boarman) taxi, leaving him less than thrilled. When she realizes she’s left her work pass someplace, Vinny reminds her that she needs to get her act together.
Ash is apprehensive as she completes her examination, but she is taken aback when a patient refuses to be treated by her because she is not white.
Worse, she’s being investigated for neglecting to notify the hospital that her badge had gone stolen.
Exhausted after the day, Ash hails a cab and is greeted by Harvey, who chastises her for damaging his cab the last time and makes a remark that stops her in her tracks.
Will she confide in anybody after being victimized all day? Will she report Harvey for his remark, regardless of whether it was an intentional insult or a misguided lack of knowledge and awareness?