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24 Hours in A&E

  • Season 2
  • 14 episodes
  • Science

Summary

The RTS award-winning series returns for a second run, with even more access to the work done by King's College Hospital A&E, with 91 high definition cameras reaching new areas: the CT scanner room, where life and death diagnoses are made; paediatric A&E, where children are treated; and the newly-expanded resus room. 24 Hours in A&E is a powerful, intimate and at times humorous - but ultimately heart-warming - portrait of modern Britain in all its variety.

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Episode 6: 24 Hours in A&E

Summary

A 21-year-old woman on her first trip to London from Northern Ireland appears to be experiencing kidney failure, and medics fear she could be at risk of a cardiac arrest. A man in a critical condition after falling 20ft from a balcony is brought in by helicopter, and a 34-year-old who fell off her platform shoes while dancing is treated for a deep gash on her forehead.

Review

There are plenty of horrible sounds reverberating around the A&E department at King’s, including bleeping monitors, howls of pain, and the sober call for a porter’s trolley. This snapshot of life in the emergency room, though, was captured on the day of Whitney Houston’s death, when the most penetrating sound was staff and patients’ impersonations of the troubled diva.

Latoya, who cut her forehead while dancing to I Will Aways Love You, and Aoife, the victim of a coffee and walnut cake-making incident, are cheerful stick-and-stitch visitors. But when a young woman from Northern Ireland is admitted with wobbly legs after taking part in her first spinning class, the staff — and her best friend, herself a newly qualified nurse at King’s — quickly realise that this daft-sounding injury could have very nasty consequences.

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Executive producerTom McDonald
Executive producerNick Curwin
Series producerKirsty Cunningham

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  • Episode 6

    24 Hours in A&E

    Summary

    A 21-year-old woman on her first trip to London from Northern Ireland appears to be experiencing kidney failure, and medics fear she could be at risk of a cardiac arrest. A man in a critical condition after falling 20ft from a balcony is brought in by helicopter, and a 34-year-old who fell off her platform shoes while dancing is treated for a deep gash on her forehead.

    Review

    There are plenty of horrible sounds reverberating around the A&E department at King’s, including bleeping monitors, howls of pain, and the sober call for a porter’s trolley. This snapshot of life in the emergency room, though, was captured on the day of Whitney Houston’s death, when the most penetrating sound was staff and patients’ impersonations of the troubled diva.

    Latoya, who cut her forehead while dancing to I Will Aways Love You, and Aoife, the victim of a coffee and walnut cake-making incident, are cheerful stick-and-stitch visitors. But when a young woman from Northern Ireland is admitted with wobbly legs after taking part in her first spinning class, the staff — and her best friend, herself a newly qualified nurse at King’s — quickly realise that this daft-sounding injury could have very nasty consequences.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerTom McDonald
    Executive producerNick Curwin
    Series producerKirsty Cunningham
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