Next Episode of 24 Hours in A&E is
Season 15 / Episode 3 and airs on 30 May 2018 20:00
Cameras film around the clock in some of Britain's busiest A&E departments.
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.
Maria, who's 52, suffers from MS and has been brought to resus with suspected sepsis. As doctors work to regulate her temperature, her husband Duncan talks about their life together and how they supported each other through her diagnosis. Eve, who's 83, is in A&E with her husband John after she fell down the stairs into her basement. She has an open ankle fracture that needs urgent realignment to restore the blood flow to her leg and foot. And six-year-old Grace has come to hospital with her dad Ben after getting a piece of tissue stuck in her ear.
This episode explores the chances that people take in life and whether a gamble ever pays off. Megan, who's 20, is rushed to St George's after being involved in a high-speed car crash. As doctors work to assess her injuries, it becomes clear how her hedonistic lifestyle has put her at risk. James, who's 78, is transferred from his local hospital with suspected internal bleeding. And 40-year-old Jibraeel has lodged a cotton bud in his ear.
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. Tony, who's 48, was riding pillion with his father when their motorbike was involved in a crash. Both he and his father are badly injured and Tony is flown in to St George's by emergency helicopter. Alison, who's 31, is transferred from another hospital after being kicked with such force by a horse that her leg was broken. And keen cyclist Harry, who's 12, also arrives with leg injuries, after being involved in a 10-bike pile-up at a velodrome.
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