“Stronger Together” is the next episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’

Having support in one of life’s moments is so important as this episode demonstrates. 52-year-old retired firefighter John is rushed to A&E by helicopter after being accidently hit in the face by a golf club. The golf club hit him so hard that it snapped. John lost consciousness and is in an induced coma.
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14 Jan 2016 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E

“Altered States” is the title of the next episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’

The next episode (13) of the award-winning medical documentary “24 Hours in A&E” will be aired on January 13th at 9pm on Channel 4. It will feature neurologist Mahinda Yogarajah, ENP Maria Priestland and ENP Helen Soloman.
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8 Jan 2016 | Tags: 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E ED Helen Soloman Mahinda Yogarajah Maria Priestland Stroke

The Inpatient Surgical Team receive a recognition award from the Health Innovation Network

With more than 130 entries submitted across the Health Innovation Network & Health Education South London Innovation Grants & Recognition Awards programme this year, the Inpatient Surgical Team received a Recognition Award. David McCall, Tissue Viability Nurse spoke regarding the award saying: “I am very proud of the work undertaken …
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5 Jan 2016 | Tags: award HIN Inpatient Surgical Team

Queen Mary’s Hospital gain JAG accreditation

The Endoscopy Unit at Queen Mary’s has recently been awarded JAG accreditation which is an accreditation awarded to endoscopy departments that are able to demonstrate a safe, patient centred and efficient service.
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31 Dec 2015 | Tags: endoscopy departments Endoscopy Unit JAG accreditation Lucy Titheridge Paul Alford Queen Mary's Hospital Queen Mary’s

A teaser for episode 12 of ’24 Hours in A&E’ titled “Through the Ages”

You’re never too young or too old to visit A&E and this episode has examples of people from 3-41 years old who end up in A&E much to their surprise.
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31 Dec 2015 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 Hrs A&E 24 hrs in A&E

Life is hard in episode 11 of ’24 Hours in A&E’

This week’s episode focuses on patients and families whose good humour and positivity helps them to cope in tough circumstances. Life can often deal out tough hands to people but with the right frame of mind, it’s possible to rise above very difficult situations. This episode proves it. 84-year-old Paula …
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29 Dec 2015 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E

Dilemmas of ‘fathers and sons’ in episode 10 of ’24 Hours in A&E’

The next episode of ’24 Hours in A&E’ will be aired next Wednesday, 23rd December, on Channel 4 at 9pm. It is about fathers and sons, their intertwining relationships and an over-riding emotion of people rushed to A & E is fear and confusion.
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18 Dec 2015 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E emergency services fathers and sons

“When you get a phone call like that, everything stops”. All is revealed in episode 9 of ’24 Hours in A&E’

Twenty-two-year-old motorcyclist Adam has crashed into a car and been thrown 30 metres. Rosa, who’s 18, fell off her bike after a night out with friends. Her mum is not impressed.
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16 Dec 2015 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 Hours A&E 24 hrs in A&E Emergency Department

St George’s scores a first in providing more accurate screening for Down’s syndrome

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust London, today opened the doors of its new laboratory for processing blood samples of pregnant women whose babies are at a high risk of developing Down’s, Edwards and Patau syndromes.
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10 Dec 2015 | Tags: Basky Thilaganathan CVS Down's Syndrome Edwards syndrome Edwards's syndrome Maternity NIPT Patau syndrome Patau's syndrome pregnancy Professor Basky SAFE test

Spoiler alert for episode eight of ’24 Hours in A&E’

In this week’s episode on Channel 4 (aired on Wednesday 9pm) two little girls and an elderly gentleman requiring much needed treatment from our A&E team, including Simon, the nurse. Simon has made his first appearance in series 8 and is a turning into quite a TV star already!
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10 Dec 2015 | Tags: 24 Hours 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E a&e Channel 4 nurse Simon

Showcasing quality care in television documentaries

Earlier this month, we had a stand at NHS Providers conference in Birmingham to showcase the work related to ‘24 Hours in A&E’ and how this had had an impact on the quality of care. It was a great opportunity to share our experience with other providers – why and how we managed the process of allowing film crews into our busiest department – managing the consent process, address quality of care and why we did it.
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2 Dec 2015 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E consent process consultant in adult & paediatric emergency medicine emergency medicine consultant film crews Garden Productions head of communications Louise Halfpenny NHS Providers NHS Providers 2015 NHS Providers conference quality care Rhys Beynon television documentary Will Glazebrook

Is it an emergency? Choose well this winter

A lot of people come to the Emergency Department because they do not know where else to go could get quicker and more appropriate treatment much closer to home. Read our quick guide below before you decide where to go for your treatment.
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2 Dec 2015 | Tags: 111 999 colds conjunctivitis coughs diarrhoea emergency Emergency Department fever flu nausea NHS 111 novovirus pharmacists pharmacy sickness vomiting Wandsworth winter flu winter pressures winter sickness

Emotions are running high in episode 7 of ’24 Hours in A&E’

We are back for another 60-minutes of A&E drama this Thursday at 9pm on Channel 4. In this week’s episode an orthopaedic registrar Arash and a surgical advanced nurse practitioner Terry will be treating a critically injured crushed victim.
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30 Nov 2015 | Tags: #24HrsAE 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E a&e Channel 4 crushed victim Emergency Department

Untold secrets revealed in episode 6 of ’24 Hours in A&E’

The nation’s favourite medical documentary series continues tomorrow (24th November 2015) on Channel 4 at 9pm. In this week’s programme a young boy faces losing a finger.
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23 Nov 2015 | Tags: 24 Hours A&E 24 hours in A&E 24 hrs in A&E Channel 4 resus