New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Someone To Talk To…
Filmed during the autumn of 2020, the RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty fourth 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 particular episode explores the bonds we form with our loved ones and how we will go to great lengths to support, love and care for them, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
Basil is rushed into hospital after suffering a deep cut to his head from a fall at home. Having lost large amounts of blood the doctors check for any further injuries. Basil’s daughter, Maria, tells us how her mother’s dementia is pushing Basil’s ability to care for her to its limits.
Robyn is in the paediatric department after sitting on a bench and a large splinter got lodged in her bottom. Her mother, Delrose, struggles to keep Robyn still due to the pain so doctors must think carefully of the safest way to extract it. Delrose tells us how she had to learn to love who she is and the colour of her skin after suffering racial abuse growing up.
Alexandra has come into ED injuries after developing a lump where she fell and hurt her shoulder 5 weeks ago. Whilst being treated by emergency practitioner Vicky, Alex talks about how being an only child and sole carer of her mother has brought them closer together. Simultaneously, emergency practitioner Vicky reflects on the loss of her mother when she was younger and how it has shaped her decision to work in healthcare.