The shortland street episode that aired on the 20th of august has broken many hearts. With Dr. Sarah Marjorie Potts passing. Her cause of death was the contagious virus going around ferndale.
She was finding a cure for virus, but then she saw a little blood on her knee. She had all the symptoms of the virus and then told her assistant to leave the room. She then locked herself in the room to finish finding the cure. A few minutes later she collapsed.
She was then rushed to the hospital. Her assistant finished the medicine for the virus, and was sent quickly to shortland street hospital for the patients with this sickness. The medicine was given to Sarah, and Rachel Mckenna. Sadly Sarah didn't make it due to all her sicknesses.