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 – Too close for comfort – features three patients all treated within one 24 hour period at St George’s emergency department.

12 year old Brooke is rushed to St George’s after suffering a severe asthma attack. As the ambulance arrives in resus we hear how she suddenly stopped breathing at home and went into respiratory arrest, meaning the paramedic team needed to put her in an induced coma at the scene. Doctors are concerned that she may have dangerous amounts of fluid on her lungs and decide to take urgent chest X rays.

76 year old Howard arrives at St George’s with burns to his face, hands and airways after attempting to put out an explosion in his garden shed. As his worried wife awaits news in the relatives’ room, doctors attempt to stabilise his condition and investigate the extent of his burns.

In the urgent care centre, cyclist Colin is in with his wife Wendy after fracturing his collarbone on his way to work.

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