The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty fifth 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 three people and was filmed in 2019, before the covid-19 pandemic.

Chris is brought to A&E after falling off a ladder onto his back while gardening. Doctors are concerned that he has broken his back and he is sent for urgent CT scans to determine the extent of his injuries. As doctors wait for the results of his scans, we hear from his wife Chloe. She talks about the success of her long marriage to Chris and how they were both placed in to foster care when they were younger – a shared experience that made the bond between them even stronger.

Liam is in resus after colliding with a car while out on his bike and landed on his arm. His sister Emma joins him in hospital whilst they wait for the results of his x-rays. She talks about the importance of the sibling bond and how that has helped Liam get through a lot of the difficulties that he has faced in life.

24-year-old Khushbo is rushed to St George’s after experiencing bleeding from her throat after a recent tonsillectomy operation. Doctors think that it is a blood clot and need to constantly monitor her to check that it’s not blocking her airway. Her sister Chaandni and her mum are with her in resus. Whilst doctors are monitoring the bleeding, Chaandni reflects on her amazing relationship with Khushbo and how the sense of family unity has helped them cope with a lot of family hardship over the years.

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