Set against the backdrop of Mercy Hospital, Claire is a young, dedicated nurse who works in the children's ward. She enjoys her work and is confident in her nursing abilities. In her personal life, however, Claire is not quite as self-assured. Inexperienced and shy, she tends to keep to herself and avoid romantic relationships... until she meets Birdie. Claire is drawn immediately to the older, butch head nurse and before long, falls madly in love with her. Their affair is romantic and wildly passionate, enflaming feelings in Claire she never knew she had. The two women move in together, but after awhile tensions start to mount as they try to survive the drama of their daily lives at the hospital. Is their love strong enough to survive the pressures placed on them? Or will their relationship be torn apart?