Next Episode of 24 Hours in A&E is
Season 13 / Episode 8 and airs on 26 July 2017 21:00
Cameras film around the clock in some of Britain's busiest A&E departments.
This episode explores the value of freedom, and what happens when it's taken away. Michelle, who's 49, is rushed to St George's after having a collision with a car while riding her motorbike on a dual carriageway. Emergency care nurse Lee, who also has a passion for motorbikes, asks to be the nurse in charge of her care. Michelle grew up in South Africa during the Apartheid era, but when her marriage fell apart she made a leap of faith and moved to Britain. Gradually she started to find her feet and took up riding a motorbike, finding the feeling of freedom 'absolutely awesome'.
This episode of RTS award-winning 24 Hours in A&E explores notions of luck and chance, when a young man is involved in a high-speed car crash and an 18-year-old breaks his leg while playing football. David, who's 29, is airlifted to St George's following a head-on collision at speed. His girlfriend Emily drives for two hours to the hospital, with thoughts of serious internal injuries flashing through her mind. When she gets there she's shocked by what she finds. Darnell has severely broken his leg playing football. Doctors are concerned such a serious break could have long-term implications. Darnell's mum Natalie talks about how she was only 16 when she found out she was pregnant but was over the moon with the news.
This episode explores how grief can test the strongest marriages and how finding love for a second time can save you. Kim has been hit by a lorry. Patrick fell from a loft ladder.
Lee, who's 36, is rushed to St George's after being involved in a high-speed road traffic collision. As doctors examine Lee, his wife Emily reveals that Lee lost his best friend months earlier in a similar collision, saying 'It can't happen again, two best friends can't go in the same way.' Lee's CT scans reveal a potentially life-threatening injury to his spleen. Meanwhile, 34-year-old Jeroen has been knocked off his bike on the way to work. The accident was caught on his own GoPro camera mounted on his helmet. As Jeroen is taken for emergency CT scans, his wife Joanna reflects on how they both wanted children together and underwent IVF.
Joan, who's 80, has severe pain in her chest, arm and jaw. Consultant Sarah is concerned that Joan's heart is struggling and requests an urgent blood test and heart trace. Joan's daughters Sarah and Sue talk about how their parents were only 16 when they first met at a local dance, how they were together ever since, how they would hold hands in bed every night, and how Joan lost her husband - and they lost their father - just six months ago. Roofer Mark, who's 54, has fallen 10 feet off a ladder. Doctors are concerned that the impact may have broken bones in his pelvis and spine. Mark's wife Sarah talks about the 11-year age gap in their relationship, and how she proposed to him and they were engaged on her 18th birthday.
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