Episode Title: Episode 8
Season 5 Episode 8
SHOW TYPE: Documentary
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
NETWORK: BBC Two
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
PREMIERE DATE: 2017-01-11
Filmed over six weeks during the past three months, Hospital is the story of the NHS in unprecedented times.
Edited and broadcast within weeks of filming, this timely six part series for BBC Two will capture the day-to-day realities facing the NHS right now.
With exceptional access to one of the UK's biggest and busiest NHS Trusts, Hospital will bring audiences intensely close to the issues and challenges that continually dominate the headlines.
Each episode will show with exceptional candour the ever-increasing demands on the NHS's services, from intricate and morally complex medical ethics to health tourism; from A&E overcrowding to cancelled operations.
Shown from multiple perspectives and for the first time, the audience will see the extraordinary dilemmas and decision-making which happen every day for the consultants, surgeons and bed managers, all of which have profound consequences for patients and treatments.
Crews shot across five hospitals in Imperial College Healthcare Trust London to understand the complex decision making and the impact each one can have, following the key decision makers as they attempt to care for nearly 20,000 people every week. But standing in their way are limited resources, an increasing number of emergency patients and a clock that never stops ticking. Produced in partnership with The Open University.
at: 21:00 on BBC Two