Melanie Hill, known for her roles in Coronation Street, Waterloo Road, and The Syndicate, is set to join the cast of the BBC drama Casualty as Clinical Nurse Manager Siobhan Mackenzie. Siobhan is a no-nonsense team leader who is poised to shake things up.

With years of experience, Siobhan is a dedicated nurse who steps into the Emergency Department at a time when tensions among the staff are surfacing. She is resolute in uniting her team and confronts the challenges of the ED directly, leveraging her expertise and determination to meet the department’s needs.

Melanie says: “I am delighted to be joining the cast of Casualty and I can’t wait for fans to meet Siobhan. She’s a supremely competent manager, who is firm but fair and expects nothing but the best from her nursing team. However, get on the wrong side of her and she’ll make mincemeat out of you! I’m sure she’s going to ruffle a few feathers in the Emergency Department.”

Jon Sen, Executive Producer of Casualty for BBC Studios, says: “I am so excited to welcome Melanie to the team. I’ve been a huge admirer of her work for years and it’s wonderful to see her here at Holby. We’ve got brilliant stories lined up for Siobhan and can’t wait for the audience to meet her.”

Viewers can expect to see Melanie on screen in the upcoming year. Casualty, the world’s longest-running primetime medical drama, is a BBC Studios Continuing Drama production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. It is slated to make its return to screens later this year, with Jon Sen as the Executive Producer for BBC Studios and Liza Mellody as the Series Producer. Rebecca Ferguson serves as the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.