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 new run following patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's in southwest London. The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain, which is under more pressure than ever. It's a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.
This episode follows staff as they unravel the mystery of an unknown patient who arrives after collapsing and falling face first in the street. The team manage to contact his two daughters as they race to find out what may have caused him to fall unconscious. Twenty-nine-year-old Rick comes to minors after an accident at the gym, and three-year-old Marigold, who has signs of a chest infection, is in paediatrics with her mum Helen.
This episode displays the strength of parental love. Marie, who's 31, arrives in A&E by ambulance after collapsing at home with an unexplained headache. Doctors work fast to ascertain the cause of her collapse, with potentially devastating results. Marie's joined by her partner Cameron and her young child. Eileen, who's 87, comes in with shortness of breath and a high heart rate. She's no stranger to hospital. And 10-month-old Erin, who's accompanied by her doting dad Andy, has a build-up of wax in her ears following a cold and fever.
This shocking episode follows three middle-aged women who are stabbed in broad daylight in a random attack in a supermarket car park in Surrey and rushed to St George's
Gary, who's 50, is brought in to A&E after a garage collapsed and fell on his legs. Maggie, who's 83, has suspected sepsis. Toddler George has drunk nail varnish remover.
This episode shows how families unite in tough times. Richard, who's 70, has a high heart rate. Adam, who's 20, has been in a high-speed motorcycle accident. Pia, who's 10, fell and hurt her knee.
Leon has been in a head-on collision with a car. Graham has injured himself playing rugby and lost feeling in his arms and legs. Elliott, who's four, has got a foreign object stuck up his nose.
Sufia, who's five, was dragged under a car while she was on her way to school. Evadney has a badly burnt arm. She was standing near a bonfire when an aerosol exploded in it.
Zach, who's 25, is rushed to A&E after completely severing four fingers in a building site accident. A&E staff and plastic surgeons work hard to assess the damage and stem the extremely bloody wound. Zach and his girlfriend Betsy wait anxiously to find out if his fingers can be re-attached. Former teacher Ricky, who's 85, has hurt her back after falling at home, and 10-year-old Daquon was hit by a motorbike when he was on his way to school. He has memory loss and a badly broken arm.
In this episode we follow staff as they unravel the mystery of 54-year-old Richard, who arrives, suffering symptoms of a suspected stroke. Neurology registrar Vijay works quickly to assess what may have happened and Richard is sent to CT. But whilst undergoing his scan he has a further seizure, which gives Dr Vijay a strong indication that his symptoms may not have been caused by a stroke. Meanwhile, 76-year-old Peter arrives in A&E with a severe head injury, covered in blood, but it's not clear what exactly has happened to him. As Dr Fiona tries to get to the root cause, Peter is declared a code red emergency and doctors needs to give him an emergency blood transfusion.
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