With 70 cameras filming around the clock for 28 days, this series offers unprecedented access to one of Britain's busiest Emergency departments, at King's College Hospital in London. In this episode, three individuals who started the day with little in common, find themselves being treated by the King's emergency team in the same 24-hour period. A day that, for many of them, would change their lives.
A 16-year-old has suspected spinal injuries after being thrown from her horse and crushed against a fence, and consultant Jacqui Butler treats a four-year-old with a fish bone stuck in his tonsils from his lunchtime curry.
Eighty-year-old Rose has fluid on her lungs and is having trouble breathing. Her three daughters Christine, Sandra and Debbie put on brave faces around their mother's bedside, convincing her that everything will be all right, but in the relatives' room there is high emotion as they tearfully contemplate life without her.
The award-winning series, filmed round the clock at King's College Hospital in south London, continues with a touching episode dedicated to love. As the patients are treated, their stories reveal how love can offer support and consolation whatever the challenges life throws up.
At London's King's College Hospital, eleven-year-old Kofi is rushed into Resus, critically injured after being hit by a van. His father, Wayne, sits by Kofi's bedside praying for his recovery. Meanwhile, 73-year-old Roger Jackson is coming to terms with his own mortality.
A powerful cautionary episode about events that shock people into reflecting on the way they live their lives. Thirty-nine-year-old Neil was driving a friend's sports car when he was involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. After remaining trapped in the wreckage for over an hour, he's flown by HEMS, the helicopter emergency medics, to King's A&E. The main concern is potential paralysis from injury to his neck and back. Meanwhile in Minors, two patients have come in as the result of daredevil antics. Thomassine, who's 21, is a fledgling skateboarder who was encouraged by her best friend Andre to do a risky stunt in the park after dark and she's badly hurt her ankle. Another patient, 34-year-old Matias, tried to get onto a train after the doors had closed. With his hands trapped, he was dragged along the platform until he managed to pull himself free.
92-year-old Bill arrives at King's with breathing difficulties and a swollen leg. Sarah has been finding it hard to stand up and has been brought into King's by her mum and grandfather.
The Emergency Department at London’s King's College Hospital is besieged by Saturday night drunks. Alcohol is one of the biggest causes of injury seen at King's, and on an average weekend half the cases will be alcohol-related.
A builder falls at work and dislocates his shoulder in such an unusual way it takes a five-strong team to pull it into place. A man in his sixties who had one leg amputated in 2009 comes in with the other dangerously swollen following a trip to Goa, and an 83-year-old has to be persuaded by senior sister Ann-Marie to accept treatment for a cyst on his knee.
The staff treat patients on Valentine's Day, including a 53-year-old psychologist who has injured his shoulder in a motorcycle accident, a man with a bleed on the brain and an elderly widower who has been bitten by his dog.
85-year-old Peggy arrives at King's by ambulance with her doting husband Clement. She's fallen at home and hurt her knee. It's the second time she's fallen in two months and medics want to find out if there's something more serious going on.
This episode reveals what can happen when something goes wrong with the brain, including when patients suffer a stroke. King's is a specialist Stroke Centre, treating on average three cases a day, and doctors know time is of the essence.
A 19-year-old is flown in with a possible penile fracture following a canal barge accident, and while his parents make jokes to try to lighten the atmosphere, the injury could have serious repercussions for his future.
Doctors assess the injuries of 47-year-old Chrissie, who was hit by a motorcycle as she crossed the road, but her husband Tim is caught in the traffic jam her accident has caused, leaving him struggling to get to the hospital. John is in resus in a confused state following a suspected stroke, and Benedict, who is 22, has come into King's because of his drinking problem.
12-year-old Eddie is brought into A&E by ambulance after being hit by a car on his way home from school. Eddie's head 'bullseyed' the windscreen and he was thrown, somersaulting twice before landing on the pavement.
Sister Jen's nightshift kick-starts as a stabbing victim, Colin Richards, who's 35, is rushed in by ambulance with injuries to his lung, arm and liver. He's accompanied by his 19-year-old girlfriend, Esther, who was lying in bed next to him when they were awoken at gunpoint.
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 six metres 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.
Eight-year-old Abby has had an accident at a diving pool and needs to have her head and neck scanned for serious injuries. Mum Nikki puts on a brave face while doctors perform tests, but dad Scott is stuck in Scotland.