New St George’s major trauma documentary airs next week for a TV first
St George’s major trauma teams will feature in a brand-new ground-breaking documentary series airing every night from Monday 28 February – Thursday 3 March on Channel 4 at 9pm in a TV first.
St George’s is one of the four Major Trauma Centres in London featured in the new series, alongside King’s College, St Mary’s and The Royal London hospitals as well as London’s Air Ambulance and William Harvey Hospital’s trauma unit in Ashford.
Filmed in the busiest trauma month of last summer, the series will take a closer look at London’s Major Trauma Network following the minute-by-minute decisions made by teams at St George’s, and the other Major Trauma Network teams, as they treat the most critically injured patients.
The series shows the pioneering care and treatment trauma patients receive, from roadside critical interventions through resus to ICU and from surgery to rehabilitation to reflect the variety of specialist treatment that goes into saving patients’ lives and putting them back together again.
Dr Anthony Hudson, Clinical Director for Major Trauma at St George’s, said: “This series provides an excellent opportunity for St George’s to demonstrate its work as part of the Major Trauma Network in London.
“It offers a unique insight into how all the organisations work together to do the best for patients across London and further afield from injury through to treatment and onto recovery. It makes fascinating television and I’m looking forward to it broadcasting!”
The series has been produced by The Garden Productions, the same production company that has filmed 24 Hours in A&E in St George’s emergency department since 2014. It is a TV first as a medical documentary series has never before been hosted as a TV event.
This series showcases the extraordinary work St George’s does as part of London’s Major Trauma Network, which wouldn’t be possible without the time, commitment and expertise of the teams, so please join us in saying thank you to everyone who has been involved in making it possible.