New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Field of Dreams
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty third 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 explores fatherhood and the fundamental role a father plays in a child’s life.
It’s a bank holiday weekend and 42-year-old Mark is rushed to A&E after being hit by a car whilst crossing the road. After bullseye-ing the windscreen with his head, doctors are concerned he may have suffered internal injuries and a bleed on the brain. His two young daughters, wife and mother are by his side in resus as they await news on his potentially life changing injuries.
56-year-old John is brought to St George’s after cutting off four of his toes whilst mowing the lawn. Packed in an iced Tupperware, his severed toes have accompanied him to the hospital but doctors are unsure if they will be able to re-attach them to his foot. John is concerned he will never be able to walk again. John recounts his rollercoaster relationship with his father.
Meanwhile, 3-year-old Diego suffered a seizure whilst at nursery. His father Francisco reveals his journey to the UK and the impact his dad had on shaping his life.