Next Episode of 24 Hours in A&E is
Season 24 / Episode 9 and airs on 26 July 2021 20:00
Cameras film around the clock in some of Britain's busiest A&E departments, where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day
The RTS award-winning documentary series returns for a 12th series following patients treated in the same 24 hour period at St George's in south west London. The hospital has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world, and is a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. The opening episode focuses on the bond between patients and their loved ones who watch over them no matter what. Mel, 71, is rushed to St George's after being accidentally knocked down and run over by her husband John. Mel's blood pressure drops critically low and doctors call a 'Code Red' putting her on standby for an emergency blood transfusion. John talks about how their 49 year marriage began when they met at Butlins in Skegness. He was a kitchen porter, she was a chalet maid, and he brought her the best food from the kitchen to rejuvenate her after a bout of food poisoning.
The RTS award-winning documentary series follows more patients being treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's in south west London: a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. Mark, who's 52, is rushed to St George's by air ambulance after a road traffic collision that threw him from his motorbike and left him suffering a cardiac arrest and battling for survival. His wife Jacquie reveals how their relationship slowly blossomed from friendship into romance. Now they're married with two teenage sons. Kayley, who's 25, is brought to St George's after being thrown from her horse. On arrival, she has one leg longer than the other and doctors worry that she has a severe hip dislocation and other internal injuries. Her mother Gail was at the scene of the accident, and describes the pain of seeing her daughter injured doing the thing she loves.
The RTS award-winning documentary series follows more patients being treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's in south west London: a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. Eighty-year-old Frances is rushed to St George's by air ambulance after falling three metres into her empty swimming pool while gardening. Consultant Rathan is concerned that a significant head wound may conceal a potentially life-changing bleed on her brain. Frances's son Clive talks about how she's fiercely independent, continuing to mow the large lawn on her tractor and even re-felting the garden shed roof. With her independence at risk, the medical team work quickly to identify France's injuries.
The RTS award-winning documentary series follows more patients being treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's in south west London: a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode focuses on the bond between families and what holds them together through thick and thin. John, who's 84, is rushed to St George's after losing control of his car and crashing into a road sign. He bullseyed his windscreen, and when his blood pressure drops dangerously low doctors declare a Code Red, giving him an emergency blood transfusion. As doctors discover that John has a broken pelvis and will need emergency surgery, his wife Gwynaeth talks about how she's leaned on John over their years of marriage: 'I don't think I know anyone else who I could rely on who could get me over the humps.
The RTS award-winning documentary series follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's in south west London: a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. Nicky, who's 61, is airlifted to St George's by helicopter after a car mounted the pavement at 30mph and ran her over while she was out walking. Doctors quickly get her into the CT scanner to ascertain the full extent of her injuries. Her husband Richard tries hard to reassure and calm everyone, while their daughter Annie struggles to come to terms with her mother's accident. Meanwhile, 91-year-old Sam arrives in Resus after a suspected stoke. He's accompanied by his doting wife Roshan.
The RTS award-winning documentary series follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's in south west London: a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. Seventy-year-old George is rushed to A&E with driftwood stuck in his left eye. He was bailing out rainwater from his boat moored on the Thames when he fell and impaled his eye on a piece of driftwood. His partner Irene rushed to the scene to find paramedics attempting to stem the flow of blood from George's eye. She says: 'I nearly fainted a couple of times, it was like something out of a horror movie.' Doctors become increasingly concerned about whether George could lose sight in the eye. Debby, who's 59, has cut her hand in her lawnmower while removing some grass cuttings, after becoming distracted by thinking about her son's upcoming wedding: 'whether my pink hat matched the rest of my pink outfit, whether pink was right anyhow, there's so much to think about.'.
The RTS award-winning documentary series follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's in south west London: a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode meets three different sets of friends who have been there for each other through thick and thin. Sixty-year-old bricklayer Phil is rushed to A&E in a critical condition after falling just two feet off a ladder at work and suffering multiple injuries. Initial results show Phil has fractured his spine, wrist and ribs, and doctors need to CT scan him urgently to check for internal injuries. Phil's friend and business partner Paul talks about the highs of their 28-year friendship and also about when Phil confided in him about how he'd dealt with the death of his son before they met.
The RTS award-winning documentary series follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's in south west London: a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode focuses on the bond between married couples in the face of testing circumstances. Corey, who's 27, is rushed to St George's after suffering a cardiac arrest during a game of ice hockey. His wife of seven days, Alice, was watching him play when he collapsed. As Corey arrives in Resus, the medical team learn that his brain has been deprived of oxygen for over 25 minutes and doctors put him in an induced coma to prevent further damage to his brain and major organs. Nurse Liz talks about the difficulty in predicting the long term outcome of cases like Corey's: 'until the patient has woken up, you've got no idea how this has affected them, how badly brain damaged they've got, how they are going to function.' John, who's 55, fell 10 feet while taking down scaffolding at home.
The RTS award-winning documentary series follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's in south west London: a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This episode focuses on how love can pull you through the hardest of times. Michelle, who's 54, is airlifted to St George's after being involved in a car crash with her husband Paul in Surrey. She was given a blood transfusion at the scene and doctors work quickly to get her to CT to ascertain the full extent of her injuries. Her daughter Toni talks about when her mum was diagnosed with depression, anxiety and split personality disorder and how her dad gave up work to become Michelle's full-time carer. Derren, who's 41, has fractured his ankle while trampolining with his 12-year-old daughter Macie. Doctors are concerned that the injury may have affected the blood supply to his foot and need to work quickly to realign his ankle.
This episode focuses on the family bonds that carry people through tough times. Mohammed, who's 64, has been hit by a pizza delivery motorbike. Consultant Will is concerned that he may have a pelvic fracture, which could seriously affect his mobility and, if it hits a major artery, can be life threatening. His son Tom reflects: 'When you are younger you think your dad is superhuman. When this happens, you realise he isn't invincible...' Ninety-year-old John comes to St George's with his wife Iris and daughter Joan after his GP picked up on his abnormally low heart rate. '.
Aaron, who's 31, is rushed to St George's after overturning his car onto metal railings during a high-speed collision. He has a serious laceration to his face where a spiked railing narrowly missed his eye socket. It becomes apparent that Aaron's memory has been affected; doctors suspect a brain injury and take him to CT. As Aaron undergoes tests, his twin brother Alvin talks about his hopes for Aaron's future. Fiona, who's 65, is rushed to St George's after falling over in a restaurant and cutting her knee during her friend Evelyn's 70th birthday party. Doctors are concerned that Fiona may have damaged a major artery.
Danny, who's 25 and the dad of a 10-month-old baby, has been knocked off his motorbike. Neil, who's 84, has fallen down stairs; doctors are worried about his shoulder and heart.
Niki is airlifted to St George's after crashing in a charity bike ride. His wife is almost 300 miles away. Peter, who's 90 and served in the RAF during WWII, has blood poisoning.
Natasha has damaged her leg while trampolining at her son's birthday party. Valerie has fallen off a horse. Lisa may need emergency surgery on her prosthetic hip.
This episode focuses on the ups and downs of family life and how people pull together to get through them. Pam, who's 53, is rushed to A&E after suffering a suspected heart attack. As doctors try to establish whether it definitely was a heart attack or another underlying condition, Pam's daughter Meg talks about how her bond with her mum has strengthened over the years and how she helped her mum when she and Meg's dad decided to get divorced. Ten-year-old Cora is rushed to St George's after being thrown from a horse into the low hanging branches of a tree. Her mother Sharon rushed to the scene and says 'she had blood all over her face... and... this piece of wood sticking out just under her eye.' Doctors work quickly to assess whether or not she has also injured her neck, spine or brain.
Fifty-one-year-old painter and decorator Gary is rushed to St George's after falling ten feet from a ladder. As Dr Rob sends Gary for urgent CT scans, Gary's dad Don talks about Gary's bad luck in love after two engagements were broken off: 'it broke his heart and he's never been with anyone since'. Gary's best friend and colleague John reflects on the importance of their friendship: 'he's a member of the family, he's seen my daughter born... never misses out on anybody's birthday.' But when Gary's scans arrive, Dr Rob becomes increasingly concerned about fractures in his back, pelvis and coccyx.
This episode focuses on couples whose loving relationships are tested by distance and unexpected illness. Forty-year-old Adrian is escalated from majors to Resus after crashing his bike into a car. Adrian recently moved back to London to set up a new life for his family, but at the time of the accident his wife Lili and daughter Luna are 1400 miles away in Montenegro. Consultant Melissa is concerned that Adrian may have a serious chest injury, so he's sent for a full CT scan. As concern grows that Adrian has a collapsed lung and may need emergency surgery, he makes a heartfelt phone call to Lili.
This episode explores unexpected events that make us value people we love. Karen's horse has trampled on her. Hayley and her wife Emma discuss Hayley's leukaemia. Antonio's had a motorcycle accident.
Wendy has a severe open ankle fracture. Ben has dislocated his shoulder in a cycling accident. A CT scan reveals some unexpected news for lorry driver Neil, who's fallen off a ramp.
This episode focuses on three male patients who are at different stages when it comes to growing up and taking responsibility for their actions. Thirty-year-old Chris has sustained a potentially life-threatening wound in a shooting. It happened during a game with his friend Jack, who fired the inside shaft of a biro pen, from an air rifle, deep into Chris's abdomen. Meanwhile, college student Lennon has injured his head after jumping into a door frame while kicking a balloon.
This episode meets some of the youngest patients who visit A&E. Eight-year-old Billy has been hit by falling bricks. Luther, who's six, has a metal washer stuck on his finger.
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