New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: An Education in Happiness
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty seventh series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period 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 follows patients and staff at St. George’s who learn the meaning of happiness as they pursue their dreams in life.
Nurse Emma is called to resus to help 71-year-old Thomas after he suffered a suspected stroke. Emma has a narrow window of time to give Thomas a life-saving drug. While treating him, Emma tells us the story of how she went from working in a dry cleaners as a teenager to pursuing a career as a stroke nurse.
Elsewhere, 97-year-old Leslie has been brought to A&E by his daughter and full-time carer, Helen, after suffering with persistent nosebleeds. Helen tells us of Leslie’s desire to provide for his family despite his health declining after his wife passed away.
At the same time, 88-year-old Mary is rushed to St. George’s after falling at home and injuring her head. Mary tells us tales of her rebellious youth living in Bermuda, before she returned to the UK to pursue a career in journalism despite the odds stacked against her.
Executive Producers: Tom Wilde, Lucie Duxbury & Spencer Kelly
Series Producer/Directors: Helen Crampton & Joe John
Producer/Director: Rosie O’Connor
Senior Producer/Director: Sam Wildman
Editor: Dan Lavender / Nina Rac