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Keeping Britain Alive - Watch again...


Last night, it was the turn of the Manchester Heart Centre team!

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...