TBS Drama Special 2012 ~ Kiseki no Hospice

Hospice

Date: From 9.00 p.m., 28 March 2012
Cast: Maya Miki, Ishida Hikari, Motokariya Yuika, Kurokawa Mei, Tsurumi Shingo, Endo Kenichi, Yamamoto Kei, Kishimoto Kayoko
Synopsis: Tanabe Reiko (Maya Miki) is the head nurse of the hospice ward in a general hospital. She believes hope is the biggest source of strength for people to live on and that it can be found at any time. On a rare day off, Reiko who has gone fishing with her husband Fumiaki (Tsurumi Shingo), suddenly feels a sense of panic and returns to the hospital. Her premonition is right for a stomach cancer patient has coughed up blood and collapsed. The young nurse Nishimura Saki (Motokariya Yuika) respects Reiko, and at the same time wonders if she is cut out for her work. Three patients in the hospice ward are a worry. One of them is Tsuchiya Hisao (Endo Kenichi), who has end-stage liver cancer. Tsuchiya has no relatives and lives on welfare. Slipping out of the ward without permission, he collapses at a train station and is brought to a municipal hospital. He appears to have abandoned himself to despair. Koike Hisako (Ishida Hikari) who suffers from uterine cancer has a son, Naoto, who will enter elementary school this spring. He innocently tells her to attend the school entrance ceremony with him and she wonders how to tell him about her illness. Then an incident makes Hisako decide to go home and be with her son. It is a tough choice, but Reiko promises to support as much as she can. The other patient is Kitayama Kimiko (Kishimoto Kayoko), a breat cancer sufferer. A career woman who ran five flower shops, she had promptly handed it over to a subordinate and focused on the positive, but she has a daughter, Rika (Kurokawa Mei), who she was separated from by a divorce. Kimiko smilingly talks about reconciling with Rika to Reiko and Saki. However, no one has seen the girl. One night, Tsuchiya tries to jump off from the rooftop … …
Website: www.mbs.jp/hospice

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