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A&E After Dark

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Science
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Episode 1: A&E After Dark

Summary

Documentary going behind the scenes at Hull Royal Infirmary to show the night-time challenges facing NHS staff working in the A&E department. A 34-year-old man is brought in after having punched his arm through a pub window. Handcuffed and accompanied by four police officers, his behaviour has medical staff fearing for the wellbeing of other patients. Matron Kat Henry deals with a flirtatious patient who has cut his head after a night out on the town and is determined to leave the hospital without treatment.

Review

“He has urinated quite a lot around the department…” More than half of A&E admissions at night are drunk patients and, in this dispatch from Hull, we see what a drain it is on the staff. Tonight they have one aggressive idiot and one flirty, charming but ultimately still annoying idiot to deal with.

Boozers aside it’s a sometimes grim, ultimately cheering selection of cases, including extensive footage of a dislocated elbow, and the troubling spectacle of a sexagenarian with a near-fatal rectal bleed. If that doesn’t finish off squeamish viewers, a young man coughing up Lord knows what in the waiting room will.

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rolename
DirectorSelina Lewis
DirectorSimon Bowyer
Executive producerJon Connerty
Executive producerElaine Hackett
ProducerSelina Lewis
ProducerSimon Bowyer
ProducerSam Ornbo

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  • Episode 1

    A&E After Dark

    Summary

    Documentary going behind the scenes at Hull Royal Infirmary to show the night-time challenges facing NHS staff working in the A&E department. A 34-year-old man is brought in after having punched his arm through a pub window. Handcuffed and accompanied by four police officers, his behaviour has medical staff fearing for the wellbeing of other patients. Matron Kat Henry deals with a flirtatious patient who has cut his head after a night out on the town and is determined to leave the hospital without treatment.

    Review

    “He has urinated quite a lot around the department…” More than half of A&E admissions at night are drunk patients and, in this dispatch from Hull, we see what a drain it is on the staff. Tonight they have one aggressive idiot and one flirty, charming but ultimately still annoying idiot to deal with.

    Boozers aside it’s a sometimes grim, ultimately cheering selection of cases, including extensive footage of a dislocated elbow, and the troubling spectacle of a sexagenarian with a near-fatal rectal bleed. If that doesn’t finish off squeamish viewers, a young man coughing up Lord knows what in the waiting room will.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorSelina Lewis
    DirectorSimon Bowyer
    Executive producerJon Connerty
    Executive producerElaine Hackett
    ProducerSelina Lewis
    ProducerSimon Bowyer
    ProducerSam Ornbo
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