Next Episode of 24 Hours in A&E is
Season 12 / Episode 11 and airs on 24 January 2017 21:00
Cameras film around the clock in some of Britain's busiest A&E departments.
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.
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