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24 Hours in A&E Series 1 Episode 8 – The Fighter

The next episode of 24 Hours in A&E, filmed at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust’s (NUH) Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC), airs on Monday 10 July, 9pm, on Channel 4.Consultant Dr Philip Dykes.

The RTS award-winning documentary returns from its new home at QMC – one of the busiest A&E departments in the country. A place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every single day.

24 Hours in A&E Series 1 Episode 8

This episode follows the stories of people fighting through unexpected events in their lives and not giving up.


16-year-old Kaeden is rushed into Queen’s Medical Centre with complex medical needs after developing a fever at home. Consultant Dr Philip Dykes (pictured) suspects sepsis and works to find the cause. We hear from Kaeden’s mother, Gemma, about his struggle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We learn about his journey over the last three years and how they have coped with the struggles the diagnosis presented.


63-year-old Paul arrives at A&E after partially amputating his thumb at work. Paul shares his experience of growing up and working in the Midlands and going on strike during the Winter of Discontent in the late 70s. We also hear from his wife Eileen about her worries for him on the picket line and how they pulled through together.

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Former RAF fighter pilot Steve is in Resus after falling from his motorbike. Doctor’s suspect he has broken his femur. Steve’s wife Pat talks of his lifelong passion to fly jets and how he made his dream a reality. Pat explains how Steve struggled after his flying career stopped and how he filled the gap with an adrenaline-fueled hobby.

During September and October 2021, the Trust welcomed cameras into the Emergency Department at Queen’s Medical Centre for the first series to be filmed outside of London.

A total of 24 programmes were recorded and the first seven episodes were broadcast earlier this year. You can catch up on previous episodes at .

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