Sneak peek into tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in A&E ‘Forget Me Not’
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a thirteenth series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George’s. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.
47 year old head teacher Emma arrives in resus having been in a collision with a bus whilst cycling home from the school where she works. As Emma arrives husband Mick reflects on being informed of the accident: “They viewed the accident as potentially life threatening”.
As Emma is examined she appears very confused constantly asking what happened. Mick becomes increasingly concerned. Anesthetic Nurse Marjory discusses how her memory loss could be a symptom of something more severe: “The concern is that the confusion could be as a result of bleeding or swelling in the brain.”
Doctors rush Emma for emergency CT scans while Mick waits in the relative’s room and we learn how they first met and how he hoped early on that she was the one. When Mick sees his wife for the first time after her scan he quickly realises the full extent of her injuries.
Meanwhile 33 year old Josh has come to St George’s with severe back pain, he is accompanied by his husband Isaac who tries to comfort him and reassure him that he will be OK. As Josh waits to be seen, Isaac talks about his relationship with his family and the struggles he has had to endure to be with the man he loves.
87 year old Pamela have come to A&E with her granddaughter Cleo. They are concerned she may have a blood clot in her leg. Cleo reflects on their close bond “We are really similar, I think that’s why we get along so well.” Doctors examine her leg and we hear how Pamela grew up in London during the blitz and her time as a land girl.