Dr. Britt Westbourne
Kelly Thiebaud as Dr. Britt Westbourne
General Hospital
Portrayed by Kelly Thiebaud
Current status Contract
Duration 2012-present
First appearance September 19, 2012
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Nickname(s) Britt
The Britch
The Wicked Witch of the Westbourne
(by Felix and Maxie)
The Bad Doctor (by Spinelli)[1]
Doctor Evil (by Maxie)
Gender Female
Occupation OB/GYN at GH
Title Doctor
Residence Port Charles, New York

Dr. Britta[3] "Britt" Westbourne, MD is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She has been portrayed by actress Kelly Thiebaud since September 19, 2012.



In September of 2012, Epiphany Johnson, the Head Nurse at General Hospital, shows around a new student nurse, Sabrina. When Sabrina sees Dr. Patrick Drake, she instantly becomes smitten by him. Dr. Britt Westbourne, however comes and pulls Patrick away to talk to him. While talking, she asks Patrick out on a date. Patrick agrees to the date, but his sister-in-law, Maxie, can't babysit his daughter Emma, so Britt suggests that Sabrina can babysit.  Westbourne is the literary opponent of Sabrina and has tried to deter Patrick and Sabrina from hanging out and other things.

On the date, Britt answers Patrick's phone when Sabrina calls because Emma is having a rough time with her dad being on a date so soon after her mom, Robin, has seemingly died. Britt scolds Sabrina for calling, saying she's the babysitter and she should handle it. Patrick ultimately ends the date early when Sabrina calls again later, and Britt is upset about it.

Later, at the hospital, Britt overhears Patrick talking to Sabrina about her calling him home while on their date. After Patrick leaves, she berated Sabrina for not being able to handle Emma and for ending their date. Patrick then asks Britt out again to make up for their messed up evening before. Britt asks him out that night, but Patrick says Maxie can't babysit Emma. Sabrina hears and offers to sit again, which Britt isn't happy about. Britt tells Sabrina that there better not be anymore interruptions during their date.

In late October, Britt dresses-up as a risque nurse while critizing the nursing profession. At the Halloween party at the Haunted Star, she dances with Patrick and says that they should head back to her place.  She seems to just want sex with him, but Patrick later sees he's seeing wearing his marriage ring and backs out of the night's upcoming proceedings.

In late November, Britt overhears Sabrina saying to Elizabeth that Sabrina is scared that Patrick will tell Steve Webber that he is the doctor that Sabrina has a crush on.  Britt uses this to her advantage later.  Sabrina, Patrick, Steve, and Elizabeth meet in a conference to have the Nurses' Ball Planning Committee's first meeting.  Britt walks in and seemingly lies saying that she want to help.  Britt intentionally and rudely states that Sabrina has a crush on Steve.  Sabrina is devastated by the news being revealed.  Britt tries to make Sabrina work with Steve on fundraising, so she can team up with Patrick on location scouting leaving Elizabeth as the odd man out.  Patrick and Elizabeth turns that the other way.  It turns out that Britt is going to be "working independent" on a project. The other four team up in two groups (in worst case for Britt). Patrick will team up with Sabrina since the Nurses' Ball is important to him and can fundraise better than Steve while Steve and Elizabeth can get information on how the Metro Court could host the Nurses' Ball.

In December, Britt is able to convince Patrick not to go to the meeting with Todd Manning because she needs to have him to do a consult for a patient.  This turns out to be ploy to delay or possibly keep Patrick from going to the meeting.  This ploy keeps Patrick from arriving on time and Patrick can only overhear the conversation between Sabrina and Todd Manning.  Britt gets in a small argument with Elizabeth Webber about her intentions of Patrick.  She later steals Elizabeth's movie (a classic holiday movie) and goes to Patrick's.  Britt later uses information that Elizabeth inadvertently gives her. Britt snuggles into Patrick's chest while watching the movie.


In early January 2013, Britt lies once again and tells Sabrina tells that Patrick was grossed out that Sabrina tried to kiss him at midnight on New Years. Sabrina is devastated by the news and tells Patrick that she will no longer serve as babysitter and thus distance herself from Patrick.

On January 25th, Britt and Patrick go to Kelly's diner with Emma. While Patrick is outside doing an over the phone consult Britt tells Emma that she doesn't like her and Emma says the same about Britt.  Britt tells Emma that they are just going to have to learn to live with each other. When Britt leaves to go the bathroom Emma disappears.  Sabrina finds Emma at the docks and brings her back to Kelly's.  Patrick learns that the reason for Emma's disappearance is that Britt was terrible to Emma during Patrick's consult.  Britt calls Patrick like 6 or 7 times and then bumps into him at GH and unconcernly asks how Emma is doing.  Britt lies to Patrick, once again, this time about the reason why Emma disappeared.  Patrick and Sabrina was going to talk, but Patrick is paged.  Britt uses this time to talk smack to Sabrina, once again, but thankfully this time Patrick is behind her. Patrick tells Britt that they are over.  However, Britt didn't go down with a fight - she let Patrick know Sabrina wants Patrick to herself. Britt blackmails Maxie in to agreeing to help her take down Sabrina.  Britt has Maxie switch the medication bottles so it looks like Sabrina messed up and killed a patient.  She also writes a letter to Monica saying that Sabrina should not be allowed to graduate from nursing school and work at General Hospital.

On 3-1-13 episode, she slips in the parking lot and injures her leg. (explaination for the real-life injury) It is implied that Frisco Jones had something to do with this. Frisco got involved when his daughter Maxie told him about the blackmail situation.  Britt tells Frisco that the board cleared Sabrina so thats over.  When Sabrinia doesn't graduate nursing school Patrick accuses Britt of making Sabrina fail the final due to an accusation and small evidence of Sabrina cheating. Sabrina was able to be cleared of cheating. Dr. Patrick Drake pays for an investigation and it's determined that Britt's fingerprints is on Sabrina's locker and lock, test keys, and various other things.  She tries to threaten Epiphany Johnson that Epiphany shouldn't pursue this further. 

Dr. Westbourne goes to the city park that Lucy, Scott, Luke, and Dante have been handing out flyers for the disappearance of Lulu Spencer-Falconeri.  She spots Dr. Lisa Obrecht and says "you know, you can be fined for that!" Obrecht calls her Britta and Britt calls her mother. (3-22-13)  It is revealed that it was a scheme for Britt to seduce Patrick, but Britt tells her mother that she has failed due to Sabrina.  Obrecht threatens that she will bring in Britt's father into this matter. On April 8, it was revealed that Cesar Faison is Britta's father.  After Patrick Drake gives a tribute to his "late" wife Robin Scorpio-Drake, she claims that she is pregnant and with Patrick's kid.  On April 16th, Britt gives Patrick an ultimatum (though Patrick doesn't realize that it is a threat) where she says she will abort because she doesn't want to raise the baby with an unloved father, but states that she would keep the baby if the baby had Patrick there for them.  To further this ploy, Britt initially states that she will go alone for the abortion and then shows up crying.  She then tells Patrick that she needs him there at the abortion.  Patrick asks if she is having the abortion because he doesn't want to be there for them.  Patrick steps up and says that he will be there for them, which is exactly what Britt was planning on.  In one of her shifts, she then claims to Patrick and other personnel that she is experiencing morning sickness.  Felix clues Sabrina in on that Britt is still scheming since this follows the pattern: run around in lingerie, ambush Patrick in the shower when Patrick initially refuses to have sex with her, tried to frame Sabrina for cheating, announcing that she is pregnant at the Nurses Ball, then staging the will she or will she not abortion performance, and now the faking of morning sickness. 

Elizabeth runs tests and Sabrina confronts Britt about this. Unfortunately, Patrick steps into the exam room and is surprised that Sabrina is "yelling".  She gets a lab technician named Brad Cooper to fake test results to show that Britt is suffering from some pregnancy disease that Kate Middleton (the wife of Prince William) had and needs 24-hour care and needs a place to stay.  Sabrina volunteers to take Britt into her apartment because she rightfully assumes that this is another scheme to further herself into Patrick's life.  Britt makes it tolerable for Sabrina and Felix DuBois (Sabrina's roommate and fellow nurse) and orders Sabrina around using a dinner cowbell.  Britt complains about several things (i.e. says that she needs water, though she has water. She then gets iced water, but it is too cold/impure, etc).  Britt becomes instant friends with Felix's younger sister, Taylor DuBois because of their mutual dislike of Felix & Sabrina.

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  1. Stated 4-17-13
  2. Although most characters believe Britt is lying about the paternity of the baby, or about being pregnant all together
  3. Stated March 22, 2013 by Lisa Obrecht

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