New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Because the Night…
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twentieth 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 – under more pressure than ever. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.
This episode explores what it’s like working the night shift in the emergency department.
37-year-old Lisa suffers from an extreme form of autism and has been rushed to A&E from her care home after suffering a crush injury to one of her fingers. To make matters worse the care home are saying she might not be allowed back. Her sister Sarah has accompanied her to resus and tells the story of how they grew up together and the affect her sister’s deteriorating mental health has had on her family.
82 year-old Alec has been brought into resus with breathing difficulties following a chest infection. Doctors believe he has developed life-threatening sepsis and need to act fast to try to halt the spread of infection. Whilst Alec receives life saving drugs, his daughters Janine and Vikki talk candidly about the tragedy that beset their family the night Janine’s son Jamie died.
Meanwhile 28 year-old wannabe pilot Michael has come to A&E with his girlfriend Betthany after he cut his arm on a mirror during a house move.
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