New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Reach out your hand
Filmed during the autumn of 2020, the RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty-eighth 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 explores the importance of those close to you when the unexpected happens. We see the phenomenal strength of relationships during traumatic experiences and the difference having that special someone can make to a patient.
50-year-old Sara is rushed to A&E having collapsed at her place of work following a thunderclap headache. Doctors are concerned she may have a bleed on the brain. Sara is joined at her bedside by husband, Adam. We learn how they met and how they have overcome challenges as a couple.
In Peadiatrics, 13-year-old Flynn has hit a car when he was riding his bike. While doctors investigate the severity of a leg injury, his dad, Dean, reflects on being a dad and changing his lifestyle to be a more hands-on parent.
Meanwhile, 52-year-old Jane visits A&E concerned by a headache. Doctors investigate to find out the cause of her pain. Jane recounts her childhood spent in Zambia and Lancashire and the difficulty of not seeing her father.
Notes to editors
Executive Producers: Spencer Kelly, Lucie Duxbury and Tom Wilde
Series Producer/Directors: Helen Crampton and Joe John
Producer/Director: Mark Usher
Editor: Toby Nutter