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
Mark has collapsed on the tennis court. Harry has hurt his head playing football. Newly qualified consultant Dr Mehrad talks about the pressures and satisfaction of his job.
An on-call stroke doctor has a busy shift in the resus department, and shares his personal experiences of working on the front line during the first week of the pandemic. When a 19-year-old is treated for injuries sustained in a motorbike crash, his mother reflects on leaving her children in Colombia in search of a better life for them abroad. Other patients include a builder with an ankle injury sustained playing basketball, and a 72-year-old with a suspected stroke.
A 76-year-old man sustains a head injury after falling down some stairs, and his daughter reflects on how his caring for her mother through her dementia has left him exhausted. A five-year-old girl is brought into the paediatric department with a large splinter lodged in her bottom, and a patient has a lump on her shoulder that has developed since having a fall five weeks ago.
A nurse shares her story of finding a career she loves, and doctors suspect a 93-year-old man with a low heart rate, dizziness and confusion may need a new pacemaker fitting. A construction worker whose finger has been crushed discusses the importance of male role models in his life, and a haemophiliac reflects on living with his condition.
An 11-year-old is brought in after being struck by a car. A woman has tripped over her cat. And a doctor describes the painful decision to live away from home for the pandemic.
A 56-year-old woman is rushed to St George's with an open ankle fracture after falling in her garden, and a man suffering chest pains looks back on his career on the railway, which was cut short by a leg amputation. An 84-year-old man collapses at home following a bout of dizziness, and his children reflect on the challenges of watching his health decline in recent years.
A rugby player is scanned for spinal damage following a collision during a match, and describes her struggles with mental health issues as she awaits the results. A teacher is knocked off his bicycle after receiving some bad news, while a man who broke two bones in his ankle after a fall is assisted by his dead wife's best friend.
Claire, 46, has been sent to A&E by her GP with chronic back pain, and doctors soon realise she may be suffering a serious underlying spinal injury. Anne Marie has been rushed to St George's following a suspected stroke, and staff have to act quickly to help prevent any long-lasting damage, while five-day-old Gracie is brought in by new parents Danny and Jordan, concerned she has an infected umbilical cord.
The staff at St George's Hospital in south-west London treat patients from three different generations. Leo is in A&E after crashing his car and flipping it on its roof. Leo's husband JR tells the story of how the two men met and how some members of their family struggled to accept their marriage. Meanwhile, young Kieran has hurt his wrist tumbling off his skateboard and 91-year-old Lillian has fallen over at home.
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