New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: A love like no other
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty seventh series following patients treated at St George’s in South West London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.
This episode explores the strong bond mothers have with their children. It also recognises the unconditional love they feel despite the many worries and challenges they may face along the way.
26-year-old Alex was cycling through a park when he collided with a stampede of deer. Doctors are concerned about the extent of blood loss from the puncture wounds in his thigh, and that he may have internal bleeding. While his sister is at his bedside, his mum Rosalind describes the difficulties Alex faced as a child and her worries for him. We hear how a diagnosis later in life was a turning point for Alex, in terms of accepting his difference and helping him to find his way in the world.
Also in Resus is 34-year-old, mum-of-two Jenny who had a heart attack three weeks ago and is now potentially having another. Her partner Jamie remembers their initial meeting in a nightclub and falling for her instantly. After years of struggling to have children, they were finally blessed with two.
Meanwhile 18-month-old Teddy is in the Emergency Department with mum Stevi after he developed a limp. Stevi explains that Teddy is her third child and she instinctively knew that something was different. Stevi reflects on the tough times as a mum when you don’t know what the future holds, but how the love for your child gets you through.
Executive Producer: Rachael Smith, Spencer Kelly, Lucie Duxbury & Liz Collier
Series Producer/Directors: Kate Walker, Helen Crampton & Joe John
Series Editor: Tom Wilde
Producer/Director: Molly Byford
Editors: Roy Gilbert, Toby Nutter