New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Missing…
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty-second 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 follows the stories of two people who have gone missing at important moments in time, and the impact parents have on their children as well as the legacy they leave behind.
22-year-old Police Officer Hazel is rushed to St George’s after a motorbike accident resulted in her crashing into the central reservation whilst she was on a bike ride with her father, Grant. As doctors treat Hazel for potential head, spinal and leg injuries, avid biker Grant shares the story of his troubled childhood and how he found solace in his motorbikes before taking it one step too far.
86-year-old John is in A&E with a suspected ‘Triple A’ – a ruptured aortic aneurysm in his abdomen. A condition which can be fatal. Doctors have to work quickly to diagnose the cause of the internal bleeding, but are surprised when their medical investigations reveal further complications. Meanwhile, John’s children share the story of their father’s life, and his surprising secret that sent shockwaves through the family.