BBC1 Monday 5 June – Friday 9 June 9.15 am – 10 am
A second outing for the documentary using fixed-rig cameras to witness the experiences of patients in NHS hospitals up and down the country. Health and social care students will find plenty to interest them in a new series of the programme, and as usual, the variety of cases is staggering.
On Monday evening, Leeds Children’s Hospital’s Paediatric Bed 3 waits for 14-year old Anna, who has had a bone in her leg straightened. Bed 3 is a very busy bed indeed: in Tuesday’s episode, it’s on standby for its next patient, six year-old Eve who has come in for an MRI scan on her brain, to check that a tumour hasn’t grown back.
In Wednesday night’s episode, Bed 3 is looking after six year-old Olivia, who has come in with mum Kathy to have a biopsy on her bowel, to try to find out what might be causing her chronic constipation.
By Friday Bed 3 will contain five year-old, Edward, who is having an operation which will mark the end of his treatment for leukaemia. Also featured are beds in Barnsley, Leicester and Birmingham and a wide range of problems including a stroke, suspected heart condition, a collapsed lung and a splinter in a finger that has become infected and may result in an amputation.
Clips from series 2 are available on the microsite at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tlfdx/episodes/guide
Clips from Series 1 are also available via the series homepage at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tlfdx