24 Hours in A&E

Series 14 Episode 1

Series 14 - Episode 1 Series 14 Episode 1

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Review

There’s a new opening for 24 Hours that nods to the difficulties the NHS faces, which is contrasted with the unwavering care its staff offers. It’s deliberately, effectively emotive – don’t be surprised if you’re in tears before the titles are over.

Not that there’s any shortage of emotion in this episode, the first of a new run.
A man is brought in with facial injuries, vomiting blood; he can’t remember what happened, so all paramedics know is that he is 50 years old and called Chris. Slowly, his identity and family life are revealed.

In the waiting room is Rick, 29, a personal trainer who hurt his foot at the gym; he’s no stranger to physical discomfort – he lost his left leg below the knee while serving in Iraq. And little Marigold, three, might have a chest infection, which – as mum Helen explains – could be a real problem.

Summary

The St George's staff try to unravel the mystery of an unknown man who has collapsed in the street. Rick has had an accident at the gym, and three-year-old Marigold has signs of a chest infection.