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Casualty 24/7: Every Second Counts

  • Season 2
  • 12 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Science

Episode 1: Casualty 24/7: Every Second Counts


Barnsley Hospital treats the largest number of patients in a single shift in its history, including a man being rushed in with a suspected brain injury. Health care assistant Sharon Bailey and volunteer Jane Allen try to keep their colleagues' spirits up with tea and cake, while a nine-year-old girl in the paediatric triage area does not want to stay overnight and a strange smell emerges from the lost property box.


If you like 24 Hours in A&E but you find all the dramatic medical cases and emotional jeopardy a bit much, try this. It’s unfair to compare the two, in a way, because the budget here is clearly a lot smaller.

We return for a second series to the A&E department at Barnsley Hospital on what turns out to be one of its busiest-ever days. Their record is treating 349 patients over one 24-hour period and the nurses are hopeful they might beat that.

Among the unwell are 56-year-old Phil with a suspected brain haemorrhage and 79-year-old Geoffrey with a knee fracture: his dog pulled him over when they were out for a walk. But mostly this is a celebration of Yorkshire grit and general, all-round niceness.

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DirectorGavin Barclay
DirectorJohn Nichols
Executive producerElaine Hackett
Executive producerKerry Brierley
ProducerGavin Barclay
ProducerJohn Nichols
Series producerNaomi Dennison

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