New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Pay It Forward…
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty-third 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 who have all faced challenges in their lives through which they have grown and learnt to take what the world throws at them.
63-year-old Frank is rushed to St George’s after falling from height and landing on his back whilst at work on a building site, doctors are concerned about internal bleeding and injuries to his spine. Frank’s daughter Monika rushes to the hospital to be by his side. Monika tells the story of the sacrifices her father has made for her throughout her life.
70-year-old Richard has come to the Urgent Care Centre after falling and landing on his hip whilst playing golf. Richard talks of his unconventional upbringing in Kenya and how he had to learn and adapt to education in order to fulfill his dreams.
16-year-old Benj is being treated by Consultant Rhys after he was hit by a car after crossing a busy road. Doctors are concerned about injuries to Benj’s brain after his head collided with the windscreen of the car. Benj’s mum Helen recalls of the joy of becoming a parent and how both her and her child have to learn to take on the world despite its dangers.