New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: Support Bubble…
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 episode looks at how when we are in need, support can come from a range of different people in our lives.
74-year-old Mick was alone at home when he fell from standing, snapping two bones in his ankle. His late wife’s friend Carol rushes to his aid. Doctors are not only concerned about the damage to Mick’s ankle but the reason he might have fallen in the first place. We hear from Carol about the loss of Mick’s wife and how her treasured memory is something they both share.
32-year-old Naomi collides with another player in a game of mixed rugby sustaining a blow to the neck. While doctors carry out scans to determine whether she has life changing spinal injuries, Naomi paints a portrait of her life and describes how her struggles with mental health led her to seek professional help.
Meanwhile 53-year-old art teacher Christophe was knocked off his bicycle on his way home from work crushing his little finger. As hospital staff treat his wound Christophe tells us about how he deals with some shocking news about the love of his life.