North Mid staff star in Channel 4 doc showcasing work of emergency services

Major trauma unit at Edmonton hospital is one of those featured in new series of Emergency starting this week

Emergency airs on Channel 4 this week
Emergency airs on Channel 4 this week

Staff from North Mid Hospital will feature in a new series of a Channel 4 documentary showing how the emergency services come together to treat people who suffer from traumatic injuries.

Ground-breaking show Emergency returns to TV screens on Tuesday (15th) with its unique minute-by-minute format covering the decisions made by emergency service personnel that form part of the London Trauma Network – including, for this series, staff from North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

The programme, which first aired to great acclaim in February 2022, shows how staff work day and night to care for the most seriously injured people in London and the south-east of England. It includes staff from London Ambulance Service, London’s Air Ambulance and the capital’s major trauma hospitals.

From serious road traffic accidents to knife violence and the dangers faced by older people from a simple fall, the show reveals how NHS staff provide world-leading and compassionate care.

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Dr Clara Oliver, emergency medicine consultant and clinical director for emergency medicine at North Mid, said: “The expert care the team at North Mid provides within the London Trauma Network is vital in successfully treating people who have traumatic injuries.

“It’s a privilege to be able to share their stories alongside those that we have provided life-saving treatment for.”

In April 2010, London was the first area in the UK to implement a regional trauma system, ensuring the highest-quality care for its population of nine million people. Since then, the London Trauma Network has established a world-leading reputation for improving survival of the most seriously injured patients, led by major trauma centres at St Mary’s, The Royal London, St George’s and King’s hospitals, plus major trauma units at North Mid and Kent’s William Harvey Hospital.

North Mid features in an episode of Emergency airing on Wednesday, 23rd August, but the series starts tomorrow (Tuesday 15th) at 9pm on Channel 4.

Emergency is produced by award-winning documentary makers Garden Productions.

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