David Hide


Played by Jason Durr


S30 E33 ‘Tangled Webs We Weave’–

Job Title

Staff Nurse

First Words

(to patient) Are you comfortable?


Ex-wife, Rosa and one son, Ollie.


David is a shy, thoughtful and withdrawn man who struggles with the social complexities of the world and always carries a multi-coloured bumbag around with him. Following a two year break from work, he is told he must return which proves difficult. But he’s a good and diligent nurse, who follows instructions well and goes about his job efficiently and quietly and is a great listener. He becomes good friends with nurse Robyn, who is determined to bring him out of his shell.

We later learn that David is divorced from his partner, Rosa and prior to their break up, he kidnapped their son, Ollie, which led to Rosa taking primary care of Ollie and cutting David off. David later admits to suffering from bipolar – and the reason he wears a bumbag is to ensure he takes his medication.

Memorable Moments

  • S30 E33 – Despite his quiet exterior, David impresses staff following his treatment of dying alcoholic Annie (Cathy Tyson) on his first shift.
  • S30 E37 – Robyn and David’s mortality cafe proves a success.
  • S30 E41 – David treats faded film star Vera (Rula Lenska) and also discovers some truths about Robyn’s boyfriend Glen.
  • S31 E5 – David’s troubled son, Ollie, heads to Holby and his father admits to him he has bipolar.

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