24 Hours in A&E – Episode 7

27 June 2012 - Wed, 27 June, 9pm on C4 – An elderly man is brought in after being hit while crossing the road just outside the hospital.

24 hours in A and E

Our busy Emergency Department sees almost 400 patients a day, and 10 per cent of them are over the age of 65.

In this episode:

  • An 93-year-old war veteran arrives with life-threatening injuries after being knocked over by a car outside the hospital.
  • An 83-year-old man’s finger is mangled and bleeding after he caught it in a machine at his metal working business. He’s not been to see a doctor in over forty years and, like many older patients, he’s worried that, despite his injuries needing attention, he’s a burden to the NHS and apologises to the team treating him at King’s.
  • An 80-year-old woman brings in her 51-year-old son who collapsed at home. He has learning difficulties and she is fearful about what life will be like for him when she is not around.

For more information about the series, visit the Channel 4 website. and our web section about 24 Hours in A&E.

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Marie Orara
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