New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Live and Learn…
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 people who’ve lived through tragic, life-changing circumstances, exploring how they’ve learned to see the world in a new light.
Junior doctor Silas works his first ever shift in resus and is part of the team that treats 23-year-old Tom who is rushed to A&E after colliding with a lamp-post while riding his motorbike. Doctors are concerned that Tom may have sustained extensive spinal and internal injuries. His dad Steve waits anxiously for results at the bedside, and tells the story of his own difficult relationship with his father.
In paediatrics, mum Sally has brought two-year-old Sonny to see doctors after he fell face-first and hit his head on concrete. While Sonny is being examined, Sally shares the story of how her eldest son was violently attacked by a gang only a month earlier.
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