Keeping Britain Alive - Watch again...
Last night, it was the turn of the Manchester Heart Centre
The team allowed the cameras to follow them for almost 24hours
whilst they treated and cared for heart attack patients from across
Greater Manchester. Viewers saw how critical early
intervention is and how the team works together to ensure patients
are given the right care at the right time.
Filming for the BBC documentary 'Keeping Britain Alive' took
place in October in three different areas of the
organisation. The Manchester Heart Centre team was featured,
along with the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and a third crew
filmed across many services, highlighting the work of support
services such as linen, domestics, post room, catering and porters
that play an essential part in the running of our hospitals.
Also in the 8th episode - the last in the series - was a short
sequence showing how the medical students use real life scenarios
and a high tech, fully responsive mannequin, to prepare for
emergencies. The medical students also appeared in the
opening titles for the programme meaning they were seen every week
for eight weeks.
The work of our cataract team was featured on 9th
April, when Felipe Dhawahir-Scala successfully performed cataract
surgery and gave John Newall his vision back.
This documentary aimed to showcase a day in the life of the NHS,
with many different NHS services being filmed nationwide, from
small local GP surgeries to large acute Trusts such as ours.
Filming took place all around the UK on October 18th
for a full 24 hour period and was put together in eight
one-hour programmes to show the scale of services that the NHS
provides in any given day.
Across the entire series, there have also been small glimpses of
life across our hospitals. A range of 'support services' were
filmed to show that they play an essential part in the running of
the hospital; services that were filmed included linen, post,
catering and pharmacy.
You can watch the 8th episode again here...