Carry On Nurse. Image shows from L to R: Matron (Hattie Jacques), Sister (Joan Hickson). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Carry On Nurse

Carry On Nurse. Image shows from L to R: Staff Nurse Dorothy Denton (Shirley Eaton), Ted York (Terence Longdon). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

Carry On Nurse

Much to the nurses' frustration, the patients at Haven Hospital have no intention of lying quietly whilst awaiting surgery or recovery

Patrick Cargill and Jack Beale
Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Terence Longdon, Bill Owen, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims and others
Norman Hudis
Gerald Thomas
Peter Rogers

Matron runs Haven Hospital with a rod of iron. One ward sister and her nurses, however, look set for quite a bumpy ride...

For starters, there's champion boxer Bernie Bishop, in with a broken wrist inflicted when delivering a knockout blow, and not too pleased by the length of his enforced stay; private patient The Colonel, in a side room of his own, who's a gambling obsessive; nuclear physics student Oliver Reckitt, who is far from amused by distractions from his study; Jack Bell, sick of the long wait for a mere bunion removal; and Ted York, a journalist suffering from appendicitis who swiftly falls for the beautiful Nurse Denton.

As each man waits for his recuperation or procedure to be carried out, tensions begin to rise - and it's not long before fellow patients are giving Bell a hand to get out of hospital before he misses a romantic get-away!

Production Details

Part of

Carry On Films

UK certificate
86 minutes
Release date
Tuesday 10th March 1959
Wednesday 25th February 1959

Anglo Amalgamated

Production company
Black and white
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 8th May 2021 at 11:00am on Film4

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