New episode of 24 Hours in A&E: You Can’t Buy Love…
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a twenty-third 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 explores the relationships between parents and their children, and how as individuals we all look back with nostalgia at our childhoods and forget the hardship and struggles that shaped the individuals we’ve become.
13-year-old Harriet is rushed to St George’s after being knocked off her bike at a pedestrian crossing on her way home from school. Doctors are concerned she may have sustained a serious injury to her head and legs. We meet Harriet’s father Gabriel and Mother Denize who are by her bedside. We learn how the couple met and of their struggles to become a family.
In Paediatrics, 12-year old Adam is in hospital with his mum Mariola after falling from a tree and impaling his leg. We hear from Mariola and her experiences of motherhood. She tells us of the problems Adam has faced at school.
84-year-old Shirley is in in Urgent Care after falling over her ironing board at home. As doctors investigate the damage to Shirley’s elbow, she shares the touching story of her childhood, from growing up in London to being evacuated to Leicester during World War 2.