The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series returns for an 18th series.

The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – under more pressure than ever. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.

This episode – The extra mile – features the stories of two patients and one of the hospital’s longest standing members of staff.

28 year old Xintong is rushed to A&E after being flung from a go-kart at speed. Doctors are concerned there may be damage to her spine and send her for urgent CT scans.

As the medical team assess her injuries, her fiancé Deon explains how Xintong was raised in China and how their relationship survived the distance between them when she returned home from studying in London.

58 year old Gary has come to St George’s after trapping his finger between two shopping trolleys, causing it to swell. He is treated by ENP Ali, who after 37 years as a nurse, has a story of her own to tell.

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