The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have shortlisted 24 Hours in A&E within the Factual Series category of this year’s awards ceremony. This is the first time 24 Hours in A&E has been recognised at the BAFTAs since it relocated from King’s College Hospital in 2013.

24 Hours in A&E continues to be highly regarded, proving its popularity and value that it has both within the TV industry and with the public as each episode attracts a consolidated audience of between 2 and 2.5 million.

The nomination is the end result of a huge amount of hard work involving our Emergency Department, plus staff and teams from across the Trust – both clinical and non-clinical.

Spencer Kelly, Executive Producer at the Garden Productions, who makes the series here at St George’s, said: “The nomination is a deserved recognition to everyone at St George’s in supporting and participating in the series and a testament to the brilliant work of the Emergency Department. It’s also in honour to the many patients who have bravely shared their treatment and their stories sometimes in the most sensitive of circumstances to truly reflect the extraordinary work of the hospital. It’s also a belated birthday present to the NHS 70th and its continued resonance and importance to all of us who rely on it.”

Of course, the series relies heavily upon the support of our Emergency Department staff, as well as clinical staff from across the Trust, but our non-clinical and support services also play a massive role in helping make the series happen.

24 Hours in A&E is shortlisted within the Factual Series category against Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution (BBC Three), Louis Theroux’s Altered States (BBC Two) and Prison (Channel 4).

Congratulations to everyone involved from staff to patients and not forgetting the Garden Productions for making it the huge success that it is!

Fingers crossed for the awards ceremony on 12 May!

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For more information, please contact Pippa Harper, Media Manager at St George’s or 020 8266 6128.