New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Forever Changes…
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 follows the stories of three patients who have suffered potentially life-changing injuries and explores how a single moment can have permanent consequences for both the individuals and their families.
Paramedics rush 46-year old carpenter Tony to A&E after he cuts through his hand with a power saw while at work. Surgeons race against time to try and save Tony’s hand and restore its function.
Tony’s story was covered widely by the media following his initial surgery, including by BBC News, The Times and Evening Standard. The story highlighted how a team of surgeons at St George’s performed a 13-hour operation to save his hand. Tony has had subsequent procedures since, and continues to visit St George’s for rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, 53-year old Steven is brought into resus after experiencing an unexpected electrical shock from his heart implant – a device that was installed after he survived a stab wound to the chest as a young man. Steven and his girlfriend Tracey recount how their lives have been transformed by the incident.
60-year old farmer Mark is transferred to St. Georges after accidentally crashing his quad bike at high speed and sustaining multiple injuries to his chest. His daughter Tui joins him in A&E, and describes the consequences of her father’s lifelong commitment to running his farm.
Notes to editors
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