There is something morbidly fascinating and equally uplifting about this long-running documentary series which follows patients who are treated in the same 24-hour period at St George’s in Tooting, south London.
The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain, which is under more pressure than ever. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.
Xintong, who’s 28, is rushed to A&E after being flung from a go-kart at speed. Doctors are concerned that there may be damage to her spine and they send her for urgent CT scans. As the medical team assess her injuries, her fiancé Deon explains how Xintong was raised in China and how their relationship survived the distance between them when she returned home from studying in London.
Gary, who’s 58, has come to St George’s after trapping his finger between two shopping trolleys, causing it to swell enormously. He is treated by Ali who, after 37 years as a nurse, has a story of her own to tell.
24 Hours in A&E