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 that are all concerned with the bonds that make up family be they conventional or otherwise.

Maria comes into St George’s after her car collided with a lamppost on her way home from some hospital treatment. Doctors are initially concerned she may have multiple injuries before turning their attention to the underlying medical conditions that may have caused the accident. Her son Ash and family Friend James are quickly at her bedside. As Doctors treat Maria the two young men recount tales of their contrasting childhoods and the strong maternal figure Maria has been for them both.

Ronald is brought into the hospital after his Granddaughter and carer Kaleigh discovered he had fallen in the night. Doctors are concerned he may have suffered a head injury. As Ronald is treated, we hear in interview from his daughter and granddaughter. They recount the life of a male hairdresser who went from provider for his family to carer for his ill wife. Ronald’s family then tell the tale of his own decent into ill health.

Meanwhile 3 year old Ronnie is in paediatrics. His dad Kallum tells of the wonderful upbringing his stepfather offered and his intent to provide the best home he possibly can for little Ronnie.

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