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St George’s celebrates 70 years of NHS with 100 episodes of 24 Hours in A&E

16th January 2018

24 Hours in A&E celebrates its 100th episode at St George’s today – during the 70th year of the NHS.

With between 2 and 2.5 million viewers on average per episode and a growing international audience, 24 Hours in A&E remains one of most popular TV shows in the UK – and the longest running documentary series.

Spencer Kelly, 24 Hours in A&E Executive Producer, said: “24 Hours in A&E is a series where you often see the best of humanity. Staff caring for patients, families supporting loved ones and patient stories about overcoming life’s challenges are genuinely life affirming and positive – and maybe more poignant in this day and age.”

Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive at St George’s, said: “I love 24 Hours in A&E. It’s a brilliant example of what we do and really shows the community spirit at St George’s including not only the excellent work of our clinical staff but also of our non-clinical teams who make a huge difference to our patients’ experiences.”

The 100th episode – Wrong Place, Wrong Time – features three middle-aged women who are stabbed in broad daylight in a supermarket car park in Surrey. The women, who were previously unknown to each other, are brought to St George’s for specialist trauma care in the aftermath of the attack.

Tune in tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm to watch Wrong Place, Wrong Time – and join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #24HrsAE

Last year we launched our A&E Appeal to provide more unique and important equipment and facilities for the A&E department – kit that is ‘over and above’ what can normally be provided so your help will support the team continue to achieve remarkable things.

 

To support the A&E Appeal you can:

 

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Text SGHC24 followed by £3 to 70070

 

The Appeal aims to raise funds for the identified equipment as well as the general and urgent needs of the A&E department. In the event that more funds are raised for the identified equipment, the charity will apply donations for other identified and urgently needed equipment in the department. Undefined gifts made for the benefit of A&E  will be assigned to the most urgent needs as identified by the charity and applied to those purposes.

 

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