Sister Hospitaler

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Hellloooo Nurse! ( The eye augmentation was not intentional, she just got an itch there and forgot about the hand.)
An Imperium we can all believe in! Yes they are that cute in the fluff too.

The Sisters Hospitaler is one of the non-militant orders of the Adepta Sororitas. Rather than warrior-nuns, the Sister Hospitaler are nurses and medics. According to James Swallow's work they do get basic battle training (all members of the Sororitas multiple Orders get it), but nothing too fancy. the Bolter Bitches get all the good guns and the gals who like said guns while the other Orders get those that aren't as keen on purging heretics in flames, and that's how all the branches seem to like it.

Hospitalers usually travel to worlds that are in dire need for medical aid, and also tag along with their militant counterparts to dangerous warzones to keep them patched up. Some lucky worlds have charity hospitals run by them (The Imperium can do charity? Amazing!).

They can be bad ass too if forced to be. Dark Heresy 2nd Edition has a story where a planet is overrun by Nurgle, with the local Hospitalers having to break their way out to report it, and it's up to an Inquisitor and his retinue to destroy the daemon prince at the core (a traitor guardsman who caused the mess when he prayed for salvation from a plague). The Hospitalers accompany and fight alongside them, with their faith providing a shield against the diseased air that would otherwise be an instant kill.

Sometimes a Sister Hospitaler is taken in to a Inquisitorial Acolyte team. They're excellent at torture and interrogation, as many are trained in medical knowledge of xenos as well. Most of them would still rather prefer healing other loyal servants of the Imperium. This gives them a duality of being like benevolent angels to Imperial servants but a fate worse than death to the Imperium's enemies.

In-Game Stats[edit]

In the grimdarkness of the 41st millennium...there are still pretty nurses to tend your needs. The Emperor Protects!

The original Sister Hospitaler is in the Witch Hunters Codex and is a possible fluff choice for the Chirurgeon inquisitorial henchmen. If taken, the Sister Hospitaler/Chirurgeon grants the Inquisitor the ability to shrug off the first Instant Death result wound taken in a turn, so long as it WASN'T an instant death wound, or an AP close combat weapon, if two are taken, you may ignore the first wound taken no matter the cause. In their current codex, they may be taken as a part of the Sororitas Command Squad, where they add Feel No Pain to the squad.

Sister Hospitaler [Homebrew non-inquisitorial henchmen version]
[HQ Choice but doesn’t take up a HQ slot]
Cost: 30 points
WS: 4 BS: 3 S: 3 T: 3 W: 1 I: 4 A: 2 Ld: 9 Sv: 3+
Unit type: Infantry
Squad 0-1


  • Bolt Pistol
  • Close-combat weapon

Special Rules

  • Independent Character
  • Medic! – A Sister Hospitaler is trained in the finest battlefield first-aid the Imperium can offer. She grants any squad she is attached to the Feel No Pain special Rule

A Sister Hospitaler may choose to:

  • Exchange her bolt pistol and CCW for a bolter: Free
  • Exchange her bolt pistol and CCW for a Eviscerator: 20p

See Also[edit]


Forces of the Sisters of Battle
Command: Canoness - Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave
Ministorum Priest - Sororitas Command Squad
Troops: Avenging Angel - Arco-flagellant - Battle Sister Squad
Celestians - Crusaders - Death Cult Assassin
Dominion Squad - Retributor Squad - Seraphim Squad
Sister Hospitaler - Sisters Repentia
Vehicles: Exorcist - Immolator - Penitent Engine - Repressor - Rhino
Flyers: Avenger Strike Fighter - Drop Pod
Saints: Living Saint - Geminae Superia
Forces of the Inquisition
Command: Inquisitor (Ordo Malleus Inquisitor - Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor
Ordo Xenos Inquisitor
Retinue: Acolyte - Arco-flagellant - Astropath - Banisher - Cherubim
Chiurgeon - Crusaders - Daemonhost - Death Cult Assassin
Jokaero - Hierophant - Mystic - Sanctioned Psyker
Sage (Autosavant - Lexmechanic - Sister Dialogous)
Servo-skull - Servitor - Sister Hospitaler - Pariah - Penitent
Ministorum Priest - Militarum Veteran Squad - Warp-Seer
Auxiliaries: Inquisitorial Stormtroopers - Deathwatch - Grey Knights
Sisters of Battle - Callidus Assassin - Culexus Assassin
Eversor Assassin - Vindicare Assassin
Vehicles: Chimera - Land Raider (Land Raider Crusader
Land Raider Redeemer) - Razorback - Rhino
Flyers: Valkyrie