24 Hours in A&E: Channel 4’s hospital documentary focuses on the power of unconditional love

by Matt D

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Channel 4’s hospital documentary, filmed in King’s College A&E department in south London, continues with a moving episode about head injuries and the power of unconditional love.

47 year old Christine was hit by a motorcycle when crossing the road near her home. As the side of Chrissie’s face took the brunt of the impact, the main concern is potential bleeding behind her eye or on her brain. Chrissie’s husband Tim struggles to get to the hospital as he’s stuck in the traffic jam her accident has inadvertently caused.

Tim met Chrissie 20 years ago and he proposed almost immediately. But three weeks before the wedding, Chrissie changed her mind, Tim moved out and never came back. Four years ago Chrissie got in touch, looking for closure and finally they decided that they wanted to get married. But it seems now that Chrissie’s accident could jeopardise their second chance of happiness.

Elsewhere, John has been brought into Resus with a suspected stroke. He’s confused and doesn’t know what year it is. But in spite of his fears about memory loss, John’s irrepressible sense of humour shines through.

John is in Resus with a suspected stroke; fortunately, King’s specialises in caring for stroke patients. He’s confused and doesn’t know what year it is. But in spite of his fears about memory loss, John’s irrepressible sense of humour shines through.

Finally 22 year old Benedict, who’s a gifted musician, has come into King’s because of his drinking problem. Benedict’s father Damian finds it difficult to watch the destructive nature of his son’s alcoholism. The story between Benedict and Damian explores whether a father’s unconditional love for his son can overcome such a terrible disease.

24 Hours in A&E continues tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm

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