The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a seventeenth series following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s.

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 – Man down – centres on the changing roles and expectations of men in the modern world, focusing on the hopes and expectations of three very different men and how they respond to changes in circumstance that are beyond their control.

Stanlie, 24, is airlifted to St George’s after being impaled on a metal rod at a construction site. Doctors need to quickly establish if he has any life threatening internal damage. As the medical team work on his injuries, we hear about Stanlie’s promising career in football cut short by an unlucky injury and the subsequent mental toll that took on him as a young man.

Max and his two year old daughter Darcy come to St George’s after being involved with a collision with a bus. Max has a severely damaged knee, yet he’s more concerned with the condition of his young daughter who is in the paediatric emergency department. Max’s dad talks about the difficulties he had at school and how these were mirrored in Max’s own childhood.

Meanwhile in the Urgent Care Centre Richard has come to A&E with sore joints. Emergency Nurse Practitioner Ali suspects it may be the beginning of arthritis.

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