Ground-breaking in its technique, Critical Condition is the only programme on TV which truly reflects the minute-by-minute reality of emergency medicine … This is how it feels to be a trauma surgeon and have to make life or death decisions in split seconds.
Every day the medical staff at the Royal University Hospital in Stoke make difficult life and death decisions. This gripping documentary series, filmed with extraordinary access to the hospital trauma unit and other emergency departments, charts the vital interventions, actions and medical strategies that the specialist consultants and their teams experience while delivering immediate life-saving care.
Critical Condition follows staff and patients as they confront the realities of emergency medicine. It’s a powerful, moving and ultimately awe-inspiring look at the work of our trauma services.
Shot with the urgency and speed of classic medical drama ER, this series follows the highly specialised work of the trauma centre as experts battle with the complex and never ending task of saving lives. Through each story viewers get to know the medical staff, doctors, nurses and surgeons tasked with the case bringing a personal and human angle to each story featured.
Critical Condition follows the cases that matter the most, where life is on the line and anything could happen at any time. Featuring a multitude of stories, from car crashes, heart attacks and strokes to medical mysteries – this is real life medical drama at its most personal, gripping and engaging.
Available as a series of 4 x 60'
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