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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 6: 24 Hours in A&E

Summary

A 21-year-old woman on her first trip to London from Northern Ireland appears to be experiencing kidney failure, and medics fear she could be at risk of a cardiac arrest. A man in a critical condition after falling 20ft from a balcony is brought in by helicopter, and a 34-year-old who fell off her platform shoes while dancing is treated for a deep gash on her forehead

Review

There are plenty of horrible sounds reverberating around the A&E department at King’s, including bleeping monitors, howls of pain, and the sober call for a porter’s trolley. This snapshot of life in the emergency room, though, was captured on the day of Whitney Houston’s death, when the most penetrating sound was staff and patients’ impersonations of the troubled diva.

Latoya, who cut her forehead while dancing to I Will Aways Love You, and Aoife, the victim of a coffee and walnut cake-making incident, are cheerful stick-and-stitch visitors. But when a young woman from Northern Ireland is admitted with wobbly legs after taking part in her first spinning class, the staff — and her best friend, herself a newly qualified nurse at King’s — quickly realise that this daft-sounding injury could have very nasty consequences.

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  • Episode 6

    24 Hours in A&E

    Summary

    A 21-year-old woman on her first trip to London from Northern Ireland appears to be experiencing kidney failure, and medics fear she could be at risk of a cardiac arrest. A man in a critical condition after falling 20ft from a balcony is brought in by helicopter, and a 34-year-old who fell off her platform shoes while dancing is treated for a deep gash on her forehead

    Review

    There are plenty of horrible sounds reverberating around the A&E department at King’s, including bleeping monitors, howls of pain, and the sober call for a porter’s trolley. This snapshot of life in the emergency room, though, was captured on the day of Whitney Houston’s death, when the most penetrating sound was staff and patients’ impersonations of the troubled diva.

    Latoya, who cut her forehead while dancing to I Will Aways Love You, and Aoife, the victim of a coffee and walnut cake-making incident, are cheerful stick-and-stitch visitors. But when a young woman from Northern Ireland is admitted with wobbly legs after taking part in her first spinning class, the staff — and her best friend, herself a newly qualified nurse at King’s — quickly realise that this daft-sounding injury could have very nasty consequences.

    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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