New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You are not alone
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty seventh series following patients treated 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 people who have gone to great lengths to support, love and care for their loved ones in the most challenging of circumstances.
52-year-old Kerrie is rushed to St George’s suspected of having a stroke. Her sister Maria who has dedicated her life to become her full-time carer, tells us about Kerrie growing up with cerebral palsy and learning difficulties and the challenges she now faces with early onset dementia.
24-year-old Bayan is admitted to St George’s after experiencing nausea, facial numbness and double vision. Doctors carry out tests to try and determine whether Bayan’s symptoms are linked to an existing neurological diagnosis. Bayan shares how his childhood struggles and Mum’s cancer diagnosis inspired him to keep going and follow his dreams.
Jitendra has severely cut his hand in a blender whilst cooking for his family. We learn that when he was only 13 and working in a factory in India his arm was caught in machinery and amputated. It never held him back and he decided to come to the UK without a penny to his name to make a better life for himself.
Executive Producer: Rachael Smith, Spencer Kelly, Lucie Duxbury & Liz Collier
Series Producer/Directors: Kate Walker, Helen Crampton and Joe John
Series Editor: Tom Wilde
Producer/Directors: Molly Byford and Alison Cain
Editors: Ivan Probert, Laura Bryant