St George’s Hospital in south west London has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain. This episode focuses on a day at St George’s during the global pandemic, exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the hospital and its staff. Colin is rushed to St George’s after collapsing in his garage. Doctors are concerned that he has suffered a stroke, but the 79-year-old has also recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Colin’s wife Alison explains how important Colin’s career in hairdressing is to him and how difficult not being able to work has been during the pandemic. Dr Yuki, an ED doctor, reflects on the changes in her department during the first lockdown, and reveals the concerns within her family about her working in a hospital during that time. Tony is in minor injuries with crippling pain in his fingers. The 88-year-old reflects on his life and his love of dancing. Tony believes the pandemic has brought the best out of people in a similar way to the generosity and spirit he witnessed during World War II.
24 Hours in A&E