Pat Rutherford, aged 22, has no trouble seeing herself as upper middle-class. She comes from Bath, and following a year doing absolutely nothing after leaving a private college, found herself entering St.Angela's after she found that she'd left it too late to apply for Teacher Training College. She is assured and articulate, full of good intentions; but her superiors, especially her tutors, feel that she is just 'playing' with nursing, and isn't genuinely dedicated to the profession.
Pat was played by Fiona Fullerton, who found international fame as a Bond Girl after she left the series. She's since become a familiar face on stage, screen and TV.