The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty first 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 the stories of people who have tried to shield their loved ones from harm, exploring the strength and sacrifices parents will go through in order to protect their children.

16-year-old Sammy has been brought to paediatrics A&E by her mum Jo, after her heart rate fell to dangerously low. Sammy suffers from Anorexia Nervosa and doctors are concerned about potential damage to her internal organs caused by her prolonged period of calorie restriction. Jo talks of Sammy’s journey with Anorexia and the pain and concern she feels as a parent unable to protect her daughter from the illness.

66-year-old Raymond is rushed to St George’s after falling from height and landing on his back whilst at work on a building site, doctors are concerned about internal bleeding and damage to his internal organs. Raymond’s daughter Ella tells the story of their close relationship and the sacrifices her father has made for her throughout her life in order to protect her.

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