Diane's funeral takes place and the Holby staff attend except for Connie who gets a call from a hospital as she is leaving to say her father William Chase is in hospital. She hasn't seen him for 12 years since her mother died. She hires Maria to go with her and look after Grace. Their meeting is fractious but Connie sees that he is seriously ill and on oxygen for a lung disease condition and manages to persuade him to go to Holby for surgery after she tells him about his granddaughter. Meanwhile, Ric believes that Diane committed suicide and during a speech at her funeral he says as much and causes Diane's dad to punch him and asks him to leave.