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24 Hours in A&E

  • 2012
  • Season 2
  • 14 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Science and technology

Summary

Two cyclists are treated for serious head injuries, a 16-year-old is airlifted in with suspected spinal injuries, and a woman is brought in with suspected brain damage.

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Episode 7: 24 Hours in A&E

Summary

Ninety-three-year-old Ernest is brought in with life-threatening injuries after being knocked down by a hit-and-run driver just outside the hospital. He goes into cardiac arrest, and a consultant must keep his heart going manually in a bid to save his life. Meanwhile, an 83-year-old's finger is mangled by a machine at his metal-working business, and a 51-year-old man with learning difficulties is treated after collapsing, prompting his elderly mother to wonder how he will eventually cope after her death

Review

The star of this episode barely speaks. His name is Ernest, he’s 93, and he has been knocked over by a hit-and-run driver. He’s fit for his age – he was walking the two miles to pick up his pension when he was knocked down – but has serious injuries to his head and pelvis.

Poignantly, Ernest says the same thing over and over to the medics who swarm around him. “I want to fall over,” he keeps saying. “Let me go now.” But they don’t, and even when his heart stops, they manage to resuscitate him. It’s another moving instalment with striking reflections from the staff on how an older generation deals with pain.

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  • Episode 7

    24 Hours in A&E

    Summary

    Ninety-three-year-old Ernest is brought in with life-threatening injuries after being knocked down by a hit-and-run driver just outside the hospital. He goes into cardiac arrest, and a consultant must keep his heart going manually in a bid to save his life. Meanwhile, an 83-year-old's finger is mangled by a machine at his metal-working business, and a 51-year-old man with learning difficulties is treated after collapsing, prompting his elderly mother to wonder how he will eventually cope after her death

    Review

    The star of this episode barely speaks. His name is Ernest, he’s 93, and he has been knocked over by a hit-and-run driver. He’s fit for his age – he was walking the two miles to pick up his pension when he was knocked down – but has serious injuries to his head and pelvis.

    Poignantly, Ernest says the same thing over and over to the medics who swarm around him. “I want to fall over,” he keeps saying. “Let me go now.” But they don’t, and even when his heart stops, they manage to resuscitate him. It’s another moving instalment with striking reflections from the staff on how an older generation deals with pain.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    UnknownKirsty Cunningham
    UnknownTom McDonald
    UnknownNick Curwin
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