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Ambulance

  • Season 2
  • 8 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Science

Summary

Documentary series providing a revealing insight into West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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Episode 2: Ambulance

Summary

One hour into the night shift with West Midlands Ambulance Service and the control centre is dealing with its third cardiac arrest, as the MERIT team cares for a patient who has been stabbed and is bleeding heavily. Just four miles away, another crew must stay with an elderly man long after they have treated him, as they've spotted he's run out of vital medication and no one else is available to organise a refill.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

In many ways it’s the emergencies we hear but don’t see that haunt the most in this excellent, nerve-wrenching series. A man calls 999 to report that his wife isn’t breathing and he begs for an ambulance. The call handler leads him through CPR but the man is desperate and increasingly foul-mouthed before he says, “She’s dead.”

Out on the road with the West Midlands Ambulance Service we accompany Natalie and Nat as they respond to an alert that an old man is in difficulty at home. They end up making him tea and heating a can of spaghetti.

Meanwhile, paramedic Maya tells her own extraordinary, touching story to us, the viewers, as we watch while she tries so hard to persuade an alcoholic to go to hospital, even as he’s grabbing yet another can of beer.

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Credits

Crew

rolename
EditorJules Cornell
Executive producerKirsty Cunningham
Executive producerSimon Ford
Series directorBruce Fletcher
Series producerJo Hughes

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  • Episode 2

    Ambulance

    Summary

    One hour into the night shift with West Midlands Ambulance Service and the control centre is dealing with its third cardiac arrest, as the MERIT team cares for a patient who has been stabbed and is bleeding heavily. Just four miles away, another crew must stay with an elderly man long after they have treated him, as they've spotted he's run out of vital medication and no one else is available to organise a refill.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    In many ways it’s the emergencies we hear but don’t see that haunt the most in this excellent, nerve-wrenching series. A man calls 999 to report that his wife isn’t breathing and he begs for an ambulance. The call handler leads him through CPR but the man is desperate and increasingly foul-mouthed before he says, “She’s dead.”

    Out on the road with the West Midlands Ambulance Service we accompany Natalie and Nat as they respond to an alert that an old man is in difficulty at home. They end up making him tea and heating a can of spaghetti.

    Meanwhile, paramedic Maya tells her own extraordinary, touching story to us, the viewers, as we watch while she tries so hard to persuade an alcoholic to go to hospital, even as he’s grabbing yet another can of beer.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    EditorJules Cornell
    Executive producerKirsty Cunningham
    Executive producerSimon Ford
    Series directorBruce Fletcher
    Series producerJo Hughes

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