24 Hours in A&E

24 Hours in A&E

Series 5 - Episode 8

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Review

“Every day we see patients that shouldn’t live and yet they do,” says junior doctor Sammy. Which is a reassuring thought. And one that 78-year-old Kevin, who’s been brought in after his heart stopped while working out in the gym, and 23-year-old paramedic Declan, who is so dizzy and disorientated he fears he has a brain tumour, might like to hold on to.

Also in A&E is Monica, 83, who doctors fear may have broken her neck, but she’s more worried about where they’ve put her false teeth. As always it’s a brilliant insight into the drama – both human and medical – that plays out every day in our hospitals.

Summary

The team treats 78-year-old Kevin, who suffered a cardiac arrest at the gym and fortunately received life-saving treatment at the scene from an instructor trained to use a portable defibrillator. Meanwhile, 23-year-old paramedic Declan is sent for an emergency CT scan, and Monica, 83, is experiencing numbness in her leg following a fall at home, and her initial X-ray appears to indicate she has a broken neck.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Nick Curwin
Executive Producer Hamo Forsyth
Executive Producer Jonathan Smith
Series Director Jackie Waldock
Series Director John Douglas
Series Producer Jackie Waldock
Series Producer John Douglas
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