24 Hours in A&E

24 Hours in A&E

Series 7 - Episode 1



After six series, the reliably uplifting look at everyday life-saving moves to a new hospital – St George’s in Tooting, south London. Otherwise, the formula is the same, as the editing carefully unpacks human stories that have a way of making us sad, grateful and amazed, often at the same time.

“So, high-speed RTC, moped into a wall, did you say?” one of the staff repeats into the red telephone tonight, adding matter-of-factly, “Full amputation below the knee…” And so begins the story of Kerry, whose tea-time ride has ended with her right leg severed. Specialists from seven departments gather in resus to meet her while her grandfather tells us in the later interview, “She was just a good, gutsy girl,” the past tense a worry.

Light relief comes from melodramatic Tina, who has trodden on a sewing needle: “You sure I’m not going to be disabled?” she asks.


The trauma team at St George's Hospital in south-west London fights to save the life of a young woman involved in a motorbike accident, which has completely severed her right leg below the knee. An 11-year-old boy is brought in after having a prolonged epileptic seizure, and a 19-year-old arrives with a sewing needle stuck in her foot, but she seems more keen on taking advice from her mum in Bulgaria than from the doctor.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Hamo Forsyth
Executive Producer Jonathan Smith
Series Director John Douglas
Series Director Dominique Foster
Series Producer John Douglas
Series Producer Dominique Foster
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