New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Lessons in life
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty seventh 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 centres around the lessons we learn, not only at work, but through the experiences we go through in our lives.
St George’s is a teaching hospital, and this episode follows junior doctor Ming, who for the first time in his career carries out a needle aspiration on 19-year-old William who’s in A&E with a collapsed lung. Ming carries out the procedure under the watchful eye of Consultant Phil.
Meanwhile, 32-year-old Mery is rushed into Resus after falling down the stairs at home. Doctors are concerned that Mery, who is 17-weeks pregnant, may suffer a miscarriage as a result of her injuries. Mery shares a heart-breaking account of her previous miscarriage and her struggle to get pregnant again.
In ED Injuries, the minor injuries area, 24-year-old Jessica is being treated for a netball injury to her finger. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Jessica talks fondly of home, but remembers the shock and devastation of the 2011 earthquake. That event, alongside her recent experience during the Coronavirus pandemic has taught her how resilient we can be as humans.
Executive Producers: Spencer Kelly, Liz Collier, Lucie Duxbury
Series Producer/Directors: Joe John, Helen Crampton
Producer/Director: Rebecca Arnold
Editor: Nick Magnus