New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Precious Time
The award-winning 24 hours in A&E returns with a series of compilations featuring some of the most memorable staff and patient stories filmed since 2011 at King’s College Hospital and St George’s in South London – places where life, love and loss unfold every day.
This episode features three patients filmed at St George’s Hospital who are all in immediate need of different types of care.
41-year-old Derren comes to A&E after fracturing his ankle whilst out trampolining with his 12-year-old daughter Macie. Doctors are concerned that the injury may have affected the blood supply to his foot and need to work quickly to realign his ankle.
As he arrives in Resus, he talks of growing up as “an average street kid, chasing the girls all over the shop” but always had an undeniable bond with his Mum. Derren talks of how, as a teenager, he got in with “a lively lot” and one day accidentally set fire to the back of his Mum’s house whilst she was away on holiday in Clacton, “it gutted the whole house completely!”
After realigning his ankle, doctors need to scan his foot to check whether or not the blood vessels in his foot have been permanently affected. Derren talks about how he dealt with his Mum’s death after watching her battle long-term illness and how he looks forward to making the most of life with his daughters.
Meanwhile, 70-year-old Clive comes into A&E after struggling to breathe at home. His wife, Linda, accompanies him and has a difficult time keeping him in check, as he likes to tell a joke or two.
And 63-year-old former lollipop lady Angela has come to A&E with her sister Sue after being attacked by one of her cats, as she shouted at a fox in the garden. The scratches have become infected. While she’s treated, Angela and Sue talk about losing their parents and siblings and the strong bond between them.