New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: The Sound of My Voice…
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 three patients and how they cope when life takes an unexpected turn.
65-year-old Kin, who has motor neurone disease, is rushed to St George’s with severe sepsis. As doctors work to get the infection under control, we hear from his wife, Kuai Peng, about their life together and how her husband has refused to let the disease take away his voice. Meanwhile, Steve is blue-lighted to A&E after severing three of his fingers with an electric saw. It’s a race against time as plastic surgeons rush to get him to theatre in time to reattach his fingers and restore their function.
In urgent care, teenager Jordan is struggling to come to terms with the impact of serious injuries he sustained in a car crash six weeks ago – something dad Paul can easily identify with having served in Iraq.