24 Hours in A&E Season 8
S08 E01Jan 7, 2015
Modern Families Jan 7, 2015 Thirteen-year-old Will gets a CT scan for head injuries sustained in a baseball accident, baby Amira has an irregular heartbeat, and pizza delivery rider Chris has been knocked off his motorbike
S08 E02Jan 14, 2015
Addicted to Love Jan 14, 2015 Carole, who's 45, has had a heart attack. She talks about being put into care when she was 11, using heroin, turning her life around then losing touch - until recently - with her partner.
S08 E03Jan 21, 2015
Every Minute Counts Jan 21, 2015 The staff at St George's tackle one of their most dramatic and unusual emergencies. Rail worker Alan has been hit by a high-speed train and is at risk of losing his right arm.
S08 E04Jan 28, 2015
Do No Harm Jan 28, 2015 Eleven-month-old Isabel is rushed to St George's after suffering a fit and losing consciousness, while 22-year-old Felix is brought to A&E with a self-inflicted stab wound to his stomach. Retired engineer Bill, 68, fell 15ft from a ladder while cutting a leylandii hedge. He arrives by air ambulance with breathing difficulties and suspected multiple fractures.
S08 E05Feb 4, 2015
No Place Like Home Feb 4, 2015 Peter, 85, has been brought - unwillingly - to A&E by his stepson Brian. He cut his finger on some wire two weeks earlier and his hand is swollen and won't stop bleeding. Emma, 23, is rushed to St George's after crashing her car on the way to her father's house, while doctors also see to 86-year-old Harry, who fell down a flight of stairs a day earlier but didn't seek treatment. Ciaran, 27, injured his ankle the previous night while out with friends and was given a temporary cast. Emergency nurse practitioner Helen needs to get him X-rayed and replastered, but he faces a return visit for an operation.
S08 E06Feb 11, 2015
Free Spirit Feb 11, 2015 Tree surgeon David, 27, is airlifted to St George's after falling 40ft to the ground, hitting several branches on his way down and landing head-first onto concrete. Having been knocked unconscious for 10 minutes, the medical team must urgently assess him for internal injuries. Anne, 74, arrives with a sharp pain in her chest, 51-year-old taxi driver Mark receives treatment for a cut on his finger caused by broken glass, and 92-year-old Betty is brought in by ambulance after her carers found her with slurred speech and a shaking hand
S08 E07Feb 18, 2015
Emergency Landing Feb 18, 2015 Bob, 51, is airlifted to St George's after falling 20ft from a ladder while repairing his roof. With debris in his wound, doctors are concerned he could develop a life-threatening infection. Retired pharmacologist Anthony, 68, receives help for a chronic gas problem, while 83-year-old Gladys collapsed on the stairs at home and has a dangerously low heart rate.
S08 E08Feb 25, 2015
Free Fall Feb 25, 2015 Keen rugby player Robert has a dangerously high heart rate and may need to have a pacemaker fitted - a scary thought for the nine-year-old's father. Mark, 32, has fallen 30ft from scaffolding while doing some DIY, and there's concern he may have damaged his spine. Christine, 74, arrives in A&E after an accident in her garden, and she's suffered nasty injuries to her face.
S08 E09Mar 4, 2015
Force of Nature Mar 4, 2015 Becky, 59, is rushed in after a suspected stroke, and medics are concerned she may have had a bleed on the brain. Georgia, 19, locked herself out of her flat and lost her balance trying to climb through a second-floor window, falling 20ft on to concrete. She's sent for an urgent CT scan with possible spinal injuries. Meanwhile, 88-year-old Edith is kept under observation after collapsing at home.
S08 E10Mar 11, 2015
Don't Look Back Mar 11, 2015 Nikki, 50, and her mum Angela, 68, have been involved in a serious car crash. While Nikki, who was driving, is sent for a CT scan with suspected internal injuries, Angela is treated for head wounds and a dislocated elbow. Ellen, 53, arrives with a painfully swollen elbow after falling over in a supermarket, and seven-year-old Jack is rushed to A&E with an open fracture on his arm and a blow to his head after an accident at a wedding.
S08 E11Mar 18, 2015
Guardian Angels Mar 18, 2015 Zaki, 63, recently underwent a tonsillectomy following a diagnosis of throat cancer, but he has come to A&E after suffering a serious bleed. Doctors try to save 10-month-old baby Amy, who stopped breathing at home, while 21-year-old expectant father Craig appears to have had a miraculous escape after a motocross accident, but has he learnt his lesson?
S08 E12Mar 25, 2015
Soldier On Mar 25, 2015 Betting shop owner Les, 40, is rushed to St George's after losing control of his car on a country road on his way to work. Cambelle, a 21-year-old plumber, has an infected cyst that may require surgery, while 67-year-old retired doctor Patrick is brought to A&E following a horse-riding accident in which he was dragged 130ft and not found for more than two hours
S08 E13Apr 1, 2015
Look Forward Apr 1, 2015 This episode meets patients and families looking to the future rather than dwelling on the past. Scott, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, has badly cut his knee on a night out.
S08 E14Jan 1, 2015
Stronger Togethe Jan 1, 2015 The RTS award-winning documentary series follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's Hospital in south west London, which has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world; a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. 52-year-old retired firefighter John is rushed to A&E by helicopter after being accidently hit in the face by a golf club. The golf club hit him so hard that it snapped. John lost consciousness and is in an induced coma. With a suspected critical head injury, John is sent straight for a CT scan. John's wife Allison is by his side. "John was in the fire brigade for 32 years. He would put his life on the line to save someone," says Allison. "And then he goes off to play golf and ends up…" As doctors assess the seriousness of John's head injuries, they are also concerned that his right eye isn't reacting as it should and he's weak down the right side of his body, which could indicate further problems. They decide to wake him from his coma. 77-year-old Joan has come to St George's after falling down the stairs at home and hurting her leg. As she waits to be treated, Joan talks about growing up in Camberwell. "Sixteen children, my mum had. And she was the eldest of 22 children. My mum and dad just put it down to there was no television!" says Joan.
S08 E15Jan 1, 2015
Stiff Upper Lip Jan 1, 2015 The RTS award-winning documentary series follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's Hospital in south west London, which has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world; a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. 85-year-old Maura is rushed into A&E after falling over during the night at home. Her son Mark and his family found her face down on her bedroom floor when they arrived to take her out for the day. Maura has pain in her back and medics are concerned that she can't move or feel her legs. CT scans reveal that Maura has broken bones in her spine and doctor Sarah has to inform Maura's son and his wife Denise that her injuries could be life changing. Mark and Denise have to decide when to share the gravity of the situation with Maura and her granddaughter Meg. Meanwhile 37-year-old doctor Jim arrives in A&E after a collision with a van while cycling to work. Jim's face is a mess and he has concussion and pain down one side, but he's reluctant to make a fuss. Jim's wife Nayana, a doctor at St George's, visits to make sure he's OK. But a CT scan shows that, despite Jim putting on a brave face, his injuries are more serious than first thought. And chef Mimi is in minors with her flat mate Ryan after cutting her thumb while chopping peppers at home. Mimi is treated by junior doctor Tom, who she immediately takes a shine to, much to Ryan's amusement.
S08 E16Jan 1, 2015
Forever Young Jan 1, 2015 The RTS award-winning documentary series continues. It follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's Hospital in south west London, which has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world; a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. This week's programme focuses on patients for whom age is just a number. 81-year-old cyclist Bill is brought to St George's from Surrey after being hit by a car while crossing the road. Bill wasn't wearing a helmet and 'bullseyed' the car's windscreen. He has multiple injuries, but doctors are most worried that he may have sustained a serious head injury. Betty, Bill's wife of fifty years, is recovering from a stroke and worries about him cycling. Bill and Betty's eldest son Billy was knocked over and killed by a car, on the very same road Bill was hit. Meanwhile 93-year-old Amy has come into A&E after a clothes airer fell on top of her while she was hanging out the washing. She's with her 85-year-old friend Bernie. Amy talks about her two unhappy marriages and meeting Bernie when she was seventy-five. And she recalls how her father refused to let her sign up to serve in the WRAF during the war. Instead she volunteered for ambulance service and worked through the Blitz, bringing patients to St George's. And 78-year-old Samuel has come to St George's after falling over some boxes and landing on his face. He is looked after by emergency nurse practitioner Craig.
S08 E17Jan 1, 2015
Till Death Us Do Part Jan 1, 2015 The RTS award-winning documentary series continues. It follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's Hospital in south west London, which has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world; a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. 59-year-old Charulata is rushed to A&E after collapsing at home with signs of a stroke. Charulata has a previous history of strokes, has diabetes and is waiting for a heart bypass. Medics send her for a CT scan to find out what has happened. While they wait for results, her husband Dilip talks about meeting his wife through family, marrying at Wandsworth Town Hall and running a corner shop together in Tooting. Dilip spent a decade away from his family in America, while Charulata was left to look after their children. 28-year-old carpenter Luke has come into A&E with his girlfriend Stacy having cut his finger at work. Stacy claims it looks like a paper cut, but Luke – who has epilepsy – is worried that it might trigger a seizure. Luke's epilepsy began three years ago after he crashed his bicycle into a stationary car. He was treated at St George's then too. He was given a 10% chance of survival and underwent brain surgery. Meanwhile 75-year-old Anne is in St George's with husband Steve after falling and hurting her arm while on holiday. Anne took a couple of painkillers and continued her holiday, but an x-ray reveals that she's broken her elbow.
S08 E18Jan 1, 2015
Training Day Jan 1, 2015 The RTS award-winning documentary series continues. It follows patients treated in the same 24-hour period at St George's Hospital in south west London, which has one of the most advanced and busiest A&E departments in the world; a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day. 77-year-old Martin is rushed to St George's after collapsing at home. It's not the first time that Martin has blacked out and he has two further seizures in A&E. Doctors carry out urgent tests to find out what is causing his problems. As they await the results, Martin's wife Margaret talks about their life together. "We never had much money. It was hard to pay the rent," says Margaret. "But I knew that he would always look after me and, as much as I could, I would look after him. There's not much more you can hope for." 83-year-old Harry collapsed while out shopping. He's short of breath and has chest pains and dizziness. Harry has been widowed for 35 years and describes himself as 'an independent old bugger'. As a younger man Harry spent time working on fairgrounds. "I was on the Waltzers, the best five and a half years of my life," he says. Meanwhile 6-year-old Lilly has cut her head after falling off her scooter. Paediatric nurse Kelly loves working with kids. "I guess you see perks to other people's jobs – 9 to 5 would be amazing or wearing a power suit to work and heels would be super cool – but helping people and making a difference is fantastic," says Kelly. "I must just have been born with the caring gene!"