’24 Hours in A&E’ continues tonight with more drama in episode four
The RTS award-winning documentary series continues. It follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s Hospital in south west London, which has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world; a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.
This week’s programme is about the importance of the powerful and resilient bonds between patients and their partners, parents and children.
91-year-old Cyril arrives at St George’s by air ambulance after being in a car crash. He was on his way home to wife Betty with some fish for their supper, but never made it back and had to be cut from his car.
Doctors are concerned about injuries to his chest and side. As Cyril awaits further reports and examinations, wife Betty talks about how she fell for the former miner, finding out that he couldn’t read or write and the strength of their 68-year marriage.
Meanwhile, 57-year-old Caroline arrives at St George’s with chest pains. The medical team are concerned she may have had a heart attack having had one in her forties as well as a family history.
As they wait for test results, Caroline’s daughter Chelsea talks about their relationship and the moment her mum left the family home and moved away when she was very young. But she came back and wants to stick around a little longer.
And 5-year-old Roman has a pencil lead stuck in his ear. He’s with his mum Annie, who talks about how he’s charming and affectionate, but can also be a handful.