BBC Two documentary to follow the daily life of NHS in London

Marc Elliott in Holby City

The Hospital: Life And Death In A Week is a new six part documentary series for BBC Two.

Television viewers are used to seeing the regular world of hospitals in BBC dramas Casualty and Holby City (pictured) however the beeb is now heading into the real life world of hospital treatment. The NHS faces its greatest crisis since it began. There are more A&E admissions, more hospitals in special measures, and higher public expectations.

Now BBC Two is making a major access series inside one of London’s biggest hospital trusts, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The Hospital: Life And Death In A Week will follow the complex decisions made every day in the Trust and show how they impact on patients and staff across departments.

Stories will unfold across six episodes, told with the patients at the centre of the films – from the minute they are admitted to hospital to the moment they leave. The series has unprecedented access looking behind the scenes where nothing is as simple as life and death.

The Hospital: Life And Death In A Week will air six hour long episodes on BBC Two later this year.

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