Channel 4 filming 24 Hours in A&E at St George's Hospital in Tooting

The previous series was filmed at King's College Hospital

The previous series was filmed at King's College Hospital

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Channel 4’s nail-biting documentary series 24 Hours in A&E is currently being filmed at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Approximately 100 fixed cameras have been installed in the emergency department and on the new helipad which will be filming until early July.

Wandsworth Guardian:

In total 30 one-hour episodes will be made and are expected to be broadcast this autumn.

The documentary series will film St George’s busy A&E department featuring daily life-or-death dramas.

It was previously filmed at King’s College Hospital where it was a huge hit with viewers as well as winning awards.

Hamo Forsyth executive producer of 24 Hours in A&E said: “We looked around the country for a new hospital and St George's A&E department had everything we were looking for and more.

Wandsworth Guardian:

“We were very impressed by the professionalism of the team.  Not only do they offer world-class care to patients, but we really picked up on the strong team spirit and friendliness amongst staff.”

Dr Phil Moss, clinical director for the emergency department at St George’s Hospital said: “We didn't have to think too hard before agreeing to open our doors to 24 hours in A&E - we have a lot to be proud of, as I'm sure the viewers will see for themselves.

"We are grateful to our colleagues at King's College Hospital for trail-blazing this format so brilliantly."

Concerns were raised at recent board meeting that the filming could disrupt and impact performance but St George’s medical director Ros Given-Wilson explained that filming would not involve a camera crew and would not be intrusive.

The emergency department’s resources are not being used and the trust is being paid to cover any costs.

Wandsworth Guardian: St George's Hospital in Tooting

St George's is a major trauma hospital with the only helipad in south London 

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4:56pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Georgia Lewis says...

Now people will be able to imagine what life will be like for staff and patients at St Georges if it has to take on the added burden of St Helier's emergency patients if it loses A&E.
Now people will be able to imagine what life will be like for staff and patients at St Georges if it has to take on the added burden of St Helier's emergency patients if it loses A&E. Georgia Lewis
  • Score: 10

6:26pm Wed 18 Jun 14

level6 says...

We need our own LOCAL A&E unit here in Sutton and Merton.St Georges consultants have already said that they would not be able to cope if St Helier A&E closes. Will this documentary show them re-routing cases to St Helier when they are full? Cost cutting will cost lives.
We need our own LOCAL A&E unit here in Sutton and Merton.St Georges consultants have already said that they would not be able to cope if St Helier A&E closes. Will this documentary show them re-routing cases to St Helier when they are full? Cost cutting will cost lives. level6
  • Score: 8

9:07pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Jandasl says...

St Georges was my local hospital for over 10 years and the amount of mistakes/problems it has caused for me and my family is beyond believe but now they think they can give the a&e department a makeover for the benefit of the cameras and act differently? We all know that once the cameras leave then their less then great services will resume. Its all pointless to be honest.
St Georges was my local hospital for over 10 years and the amount of mistakes/problems it has caused for me and my family is beyond believe but now they think they can give the a&e department a makeover for the benefit of the cameras and act differently? We all know that once the cameras leave then their less then great services will resume. Its all pointless to be honest. Jandasl
  • Score: -17

10:21pm Wed 18 Jun 14

LuisaE says...

Jandasl wrote:
St Georges was my local hospital for over 10 years and the amount of mistakes/problems it has caused for me and my family is beyond believe but now they think they can give the a&e department a makeover for the benefit of the cameras and act differently? We all know that once the cameras leave then their less then great services will resume. Its all pointless to be honest.
Actually the refurbished A&E was done quite a while ago - that has nothing to do with the filming.

I've given birth twice in St George's and received excellent care.

My newborn son was unwell and the care we received in A&E was outstanding, they saved his life, and they have treated him for the last 4 years for his severe Asthma issues.

My father had 5 massive heart attacks and each time the A&E staff acted quickly and because of that we still have my father here with us today.

I cannot praise the staff at St George's enough for all they've done for my family. The care as inpatients and outpatients has always been outstanding.
[quote][p][bold]Jandasl[/bold] wrote: St Georges was my local hospital for over 10 years and the amount of mistakes/problems it has caused for me and my family is beyond believe but now they think they can give the a&e department a makeover for the benefit of the cameras and act differently? We all know that once the cameras leave then their less then great services will resume. Its all pointless to be honest.[/p][/quote]Actually the refurbished A&E was done quite a while ago - that has nothing to do with the filming. I've given birth twice in St George's and received excellent care. My newborn son was unwell and the care we received in A&E was outstanding, they saved his life, and they have treated him for the last 4 years for his severe Asthma issues. My father had 5 massive heart attacks and each time the A&E staff acted quickly and because of that we still have my father here with us today. I cannot praise the staff at St George's enough for all they've done for my family. The care as inpatients and outpatients has always been outstanding. LuisaE
  • Score: 18

2:22pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

After all that Kings did for Channel 4, they ditch them when St Georges gets it's helipad. Makes better TV for them. The programmes from Kings were very moving, & I think they should have helped people waiting in A&E's across the country to understand what might be going on behind those curtains, & be a more patient patient.
As for St Georges, I would like the new programmes to be compulsory viewing for all those planning the St Helier, Epsom, Croydon & Kingston downgrades.
If even one more of these shuts what is left of their A&E's, St Georges will not cope as it now is.
After all that Kings did for Channel 4, they ditch them when St Georges gets it's helipad. Makes better TV for them. The programmes from Kings were very moving, & I think they should have helped people waiting in A&E's across the country to understand what might be going on behind those curtains, & be a more patient patient. As for St Georges, I would like the new programmes to be compulsory viewing for all those planning the St Helier, Epsom, Croydon & Kingston downgrades. If even one more of these shuts what is left of their A&E's, St Georges will not cope as it now is. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 5

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