King’s A&E TV series victorious at Royal Television Awards

23 March 2012 - The Channel 4 series ‘24 Hours in A&E’ won the award for best documentary series at the awards held on Tuesday, 20 March.

24 hours in A and E

24 Hours in A&E - filmed in the Accident and Emergency Department at King’s College Hospital -beat two other documentaries – Educating Essex and Fighting on the Front Line- to scoop the top prize.

24 Hours in A&E was broadcast in the summer of 2011, and gave viewers behind the scenes access to the A&E at King’s, which treats nearly 400 patients every day.

The series enabled viewers to see the unique set of challenges - including the highs and lows - that King's A&E staff face as they treat the hundreds of patients that come through its doors every day.

The Royal Television Society judging panel praised 24 Hours in A&E for its "brilliant narrative and, despite so much of it being harrowing, television that was uplifting and heart-warming: love, life and death up-close and raw.”

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Notes to editors

1. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with nearly 7,000 staff providing around 1,000, 000 patient contacts a year. King’s has a unique profile, with a full range of local hospital services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark as well as specialist services to patients from further afield. The Trust is recognized internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, stroke and major trauma. King’s also plays a key role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students with its academic partner, King’s College London. For more information, visit

2. King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ are both part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

King’s Health Partners is one of only five AHSCs in the UK and brings together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise, spanning both physical and mental health. Our combined strengths will drive improvements in care for patients, allowing them to benefit from breakthroughs in medical science and receive leading edge treatment at the earliest possible opportunity.

For more information, visit