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Secret Life of the Hospital Bed is a unique 15-part series where across each episode, fixed-rig cameras tell the story of patients who enter four different hospitals across the country.The hospitals are Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, Queens Hospital in Romford, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the Great Northern Children's Hospital in Newcastle. The circumstances, the ailment, the treatment, the length of stay - everything is personal to the individual involved but the one constant throughout is the bed.With over 150,000 currently in use across the NHS, hospital beds witness the most important moments of our lives. Filmed over five weeks, the series features four hospitals and one of the beds in their units including: A&E, Maternity, Day Surgery and Paediatrics.Every patient who enters hospital has a different story to tell of how and why they are there. The unique nature of the access means that viewers see the ways in which patients and staff interact, shining a spotlight onto the vital work carried out by the hospital's dedicated staff members, and giving an intimate and heart-warming portrayal of life, death, and everything in-between inside Britain's hospitals.
A&E bed nine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle is about to meet 79-year-old Maria. She has had a bad fall at home and may have broken her nose. In Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital Day Surgery Unit, 63-year-old Eddy is coming in for his hernia operation. He's hoping the operation will change his life and enable him to be more active. Over in the Queen's Hospital in Romford, bed seven in the maternity unit has welcomed 36-year-old Tori, who is having a planned caesarean section. The birth of her first child was very traumatic and lasted for three days, so she is hoping this one will go more smoothly. At Newcastle's Great North Children's Hospital, eight-year-old Mason is being looked after. He has been in and out of hospital over the last four years with a condition that causes pressure on his brain. This time the illness has resulted in him having a seizure.
At the Maternity Unit in Romford's Queen's Hospital, bed seven has been joined by first-time mum-to-be Shola, who is 49 years old and expecting triplets. She is considered a high-risk pregnancy because of her age and because of it being a multiple birth. At Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 44-year-old Lisa is having a new battery fitted to her pacemaker. At Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, 65-year-old David has been rushed in with suspected sepsis. In the Great North's Children's Hospital, bed 27 is expecting a four-year-old who has recently been extremely ill. Parents Sarah and Mark have rushed young Thean to the emergency department with stomach pain. Less than a month ago he suffered a life-threatening bowel blockage, and they are worried that the same thing has happened again.
In the A&E Department at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, 63-year-old Howard has been rushed in with a head trauma having fallen off a ladder. He lost consciousness, and doctors are also worried that he may have broken his back. At Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Shirley has come in to have a stent put into her heart. She had the procedure done before over ten years ago but needs to have it again as she has been having chest pains. In the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, two-year-old Mason has arrived. He has woken up with a swollen and very red face, and staff think it might be a serious infection called cellulitis. Twenty-nine-year-old Haylee has been in bed seven in Romford's Queen's Hospital Maternity Unit for 24 hours. Hayley is a week overdue and starting to feel impatient about the birth.
At Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 73-year-old Peter arrives for a biopsy because doctors are worried that his prostate cancer may have spread to his bladder. At the Great North's Children's Hospital, six-month-old Ehtesham has been rushed in by ambulance after his mum and grandparents noticed a serious rash all over his body. Over at the A&E Department in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, 38-year-old Joanne has been rushed into hospital by ambulance having been involved in a car crash where she swerved to avoid a ladder that flew off the roof of a van in front of her. The assessment suites are all occupied, so paramedics transfer her to A&E bed nine in the corridor - doctors are worried that she may have seriously injured her back. Her dad was a passenger in the car and is being brought into A&E in a separate ambulance, and Joanne is concerned that he was thrown into the windscreen.
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