Miriam Strout was a Healer on the Janus Thickey Ward at St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. She was described to be a motherly-looking healer.
She was also looking after Broderick Bode when he was killed by a Devil's Snare plant sent to him by Death Eaters. Although St Mungo's has strict regulations of the gifts allowed into the hospital, Strout mistook the Devil Snare to be a harmless Flitterbloom, and thought the improving Bode could take care of it, a mistake which cost him his life. She was suspended on full pay whilst the matter was investigated, and was unavailable for comments for the Daily Prophet.