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This series transports viewers behind the scenes at the UK's most remote hospita - the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick, Shetland.Here, doctors and nurses work alongside GPs, paramedics, coastguard, lifeboat crews and police to provide emergency and medical care to the islands' 23,000 residents, as well as workers from the surrounding oil and gas rigs and cruise tourists. Surrounded by the North Sea and closer to the Arctic Circle than London, Shetland throws up unique challenges for this tight-knit team.
In this episode, crofter Andy has an accident with his sheep shears while shearing some of his forty sheep. Nurse Lauren needs to treat Andy's injury so that he can return to his flock. Elsewhere, there is a case that peaks nurse Emma Williamson's interest; patient Alan has arrived in A&E with a protruding pacemaker. The wires from the device are poking through Alan's chest and have caused a nasty wound. Nurse Emma and Dr Kirsty Sneddon investigate Alan's 9th pacemaker! And off-shore worker Ryan has been transported by helicopter to the A&E department. He has some serious symptoms which could be appendicitis, but Dr Kushik Lalla suspects it may point to something else entirely.
Behind the scenes at the UK's most remote hospital. In this episode, an elderly lady is rushed into hospital with a suspected stroke. Though former nurse Kathleen's symptoms point to a stroke, the investigation by the A&E team sheds new light on her condition. Elsewhere, Dr Saul Wilson has a broken hand to contend with; Norwegian Kari was on board a tall ship in Lerwick Harbour when she took a tumble and injured her hand. And on the first day of his holiday in the Skerries, Jimmie takes a trip he wasn't looking for when he falls off a wall and ends up in A&E with head injuries. Dr Lauren Cammaert needs to determine what is wrong with him and get him back on his feet and back to his holiday as soon as she can.
In this episode, there is an extra special arrival for maternity receptionist Marie Jamieson - her daughter Sonja is expecting her third child. Marie faces an anxious wait, as she is still working on reception and must wait outside to find out if it is a boy or a girl like everybody else. Nurse Gwen Angus attends to a lady with a nasty head injury. Sandwick resident Anne has the builders in, but she takes a nasty fall while they are building her new kitchen. And the Fetlar Islanders receive a visit from a new locum GP. Dr Gerard Bulger has travelled all over the world during his GP career, from Antarctica to Tristan Da Cuna. He believes he has seen it all - until he arrives in Shetland.
In this episode, schoolboy Bruce runs too many miles and injures his leg. A football match leads to an awkward injury for teenager Saul, but a football tournament makes a great weekend for Dr Lalla and his family. An able seaman is referred by his ship's doctor, barely able to breathe. An unfortunate migraine sufferer develops worrying new symptoms which warrant a brain scan and an anxious overnight stay. And a young local man gets mud in his eye, presenting diagnostic difficulties for the night team in Britain's most remote Accident and Emergency unit.
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