Secret Life of the Hospital Bed

Season 1
 (1)
201716+
This documentary series takes an unprecedented look inside Britain's emergency medical system, using fixed-rig cameras to tell the stories of patients during their stays in A&E, Maternity, Day Surgery, and Paediatrics at hospitals across the country. While the circumstances, ailment, treatment, and length of the stay differ with each individual patient, the one constant is the bed.
Starring
Joe Duttine
Genres
Special InterestDocumentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    November 13, 2016
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, two-year-old Nicholas has been rushed in by ambulance because he is struggling to breathe. In other hospitals across the country, Eddy has come into day surgery for his hernia operation, Sandra is in A&E after a suspected stroke, and Mehvish is preparing to give birth to her second child.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    November 14, 2016
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Maria has come into the Royal Victoria Infirmary A&E in Newcastle because she had a bad fall at home and may have broken her nose. Across the country, Tori is having a planned caesarean section, Mason is being observed for a condition that causes pressure on his brain, and hospital employee Antony has a double hand operation.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    November 15, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At Queen Elizabeth's hospital in Birmingham, Chris is having an operation to check if his skin cancer has spread. In our other hospitals, 65-year-old David is rushed in with suspected sepsis, six-month-old Ehtesham has a rash all over his body, and Peter is rushed in after having an accident with a chainsaw.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    November 16, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Peter is having a biopsy because doctors are worried that his prostate cancer may have spread to his bladder. In other hospitals across the country, Sonny has come in with a suspected broken finger, Kenza has lost the use of his right arm and leg, and Neci has developed a lump on her elbow after banging it on a metal table at school.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    November 17, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, Daniel is examined for a broken his wrist after a fall at school. Across the country, Stephen is having surgery on his leg, 78-year-old Liz fears she's broken her ribs, and Turan has been assaulted and has resulting head and neck pain.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    November 20, 2016
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Lisa is having a new battery fitted to her pacemaker at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In our other hospitals, 28-year-old Lee has bite marks from a night out, four-year-old Thean is examined for a potential bowel blockage, and Emma arrives with a numb feeling in her arms and face.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    November 21, 2016
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    First-time mum, Shola, is 49 years old and expecting triplets at Romford's Queen's Hospital. In other hospitals across the country, Stuart has been involved in a serious car crash, Oliver has fallen off his bike and may have broken his ankle, and Bobby has gashed his head on some rocks.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    November 22, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, A&E bed 9 is ready to meet 36-year-old cyclist Chris, who has been hit by a car. Across the country, Annamarie is having surgery to repair cartilage in her knee, Harshil has been admitted because he has a small ball stuck in his ear, and Margaret has intense, recurring pain in her knee.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    November 23, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Howard is in Resus at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, having fallen off a ladder and suffered a serious head injury. In our other hospitals, two-year-old Mason arrives with suspected cellulitis, a serious skin infection, Bradley is in for the fourth operation on his hand, and Haylee is a week past her due date.
  10. 10. Episode 10
    November 24, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Romford's Queen's Hospital, Iona needs an emergency C-section. In other hospitals across the country, Joanne has been rushed into hospital by an ambulance, having been involved in a car crash, Ashley is passing blood and vomiting, and John is in for a possible broken arm after falling off his bicycle.
  11. 11. Episode 11
    November 27, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Romford's Queen's Hospital Maternity Unit, Lauren is hoping for a natural birth for her second child. Across the country, Julie has arrived to have more of a cancerous patch on her left leg removed, Andy is in because he hurt his hip while kayaking, and teenager Geneva is dehydrated from gastroenteritis.
  12. 12. Episode 12
    November 28, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At the Day Surgery Unit in Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Shirley has come in to have a stent put into her heart. In our other hospitals, four-year-old Rebecca has been brought in with an injured arm, 19-year-old Sean needs to have a grommet fitted into his left ear, and Tony is in following up after he fell the previous week.
  13. 13. Episode 13
    November 29, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, Patrick has come in with lower back pain after a collision during rugby. In other hospitals across the country, Janet is having an endoscopic procedure to be fed straight into her stomach, George has suspected meningitis, and Ann-Marie is receiving a new injection to treat her rare blood disease.
  14. 14. Episode 14
    November 30, 2016
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Romford's Queen's Hospital Maternity Unit, Shirley is hoping for a water birth. Across the country, Carl is having a planned operation on his nose, 5-year-old Daniel has a suspected concussion, and Josephine is struggling with the fact that half her face is paralysed after a possible stroke.
  15. 15. Episode 15
    December 1, 2016
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle, Harvey has come in after his right knee locked when he landed at a funny angle. In our other hospitals, Susan has arrived to have surgery on her wrist, Astrid has been struggling with her vision after an insect bite near her eye, and Siobhan has a potentially broken toe.
  16. 16. Episode 16
    June 4, 2017
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital Day Surgery Unit, Sophie is ready to have reconstructive surgery on her fingertip. In other hospitals across the country, 42-year-old Michelle has been rushed in by ambulance having suffered her second stroke, 14-year-old Anna is having a frame removed, and Molly has suspected sepsis.
  17. 17. Episode 17
    June 5, 2017
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital Day Surgery Unit, former Marine Matt is in for a procedure to make exercising on his amputated leg more bearable. Across the country, Eve has come in for an MRI scan on her brain to check that a tumour hasn't grown back, Keisha is in an advanced stage of labour, and Alisha has had a serious motorbike accident.
  18. 18. Episode 18
    June 6, 2017
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital Day Surgery Unit, Christine is ready for surgery to handle complications from a splinter in her finger going septic. In our other hospitals, Olivia is having a biopsy of her bowel, Jordan has a collapsed lung, and Lewis has been brought in by ambulance after collapsing at home.
  19. 19. Episode 19
    June 7, 2017
    44min
    16+
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At Barnsley Hospital's A&E Department, Charles has been rushed in with severe pain in his abdomen. In other hospitals across the country, Reuben is in for extensive dental surgery to correct damage caused by liver disease, Lewis is suffering from a dislocated elbow, and Gillian, who is three days overdue, is hoping to give birth naturally.
  20. 20. Episode 20
    June 8, 2017
    44min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In Barnsley Hospital's A&E department, Elaine has been rushed into hospital gasping for breath because a tube in her neck is blocked. Across the country, Edward is having an operation to remove the port that delivered his treatment for leukaemia, Marcell has been admitted two weeks ahead of her due date, and David has fallen six feet off a ladder.

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Directors
Anouk Curry
Producers
Kerry BrierleyElaine Hackett
Season year
2017
Network
Crackit North
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doogiesmomReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2021
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Anyone who has fears socialized medicine they will be dispelled watching this...
You get to witness how wonderful Britain's NHS system is. The quality of care is impeccable and the human element is very palpable. Unlike the American Healthcare system where a good 50% is driven by greed alone. You won't die alone and in pain in Britain. In America, if we keep moving in the direction we are, you may when your privatized healthcare lapses or becomes too expensive to keep up or refuses to treat your terminal condition. Watch, learn and be moved... oh and BTW, in Britain, everyone has a "GP" (General Practioner) who is their regular doctor. It isn't a clinic system like some would like to believe.
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