Edited and broadcast within weeks of filming, this six-part series for BBC Two will once again document the realities facing the NHS right now. Hospital will bring audiences closer than ever before to the issues and challenges that continually dominate the headlines.
With exceptional access across the entire city of Liverpool,
tells the stories of patients and staff in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
, home to the biggest emergency department of its kind in the country and renowned vascular and transplant services; the world famous Alder Hey Children’s Hospital; the Walton Centre
, the only dedicated spinal, neuroscience and pain management trust in the UK; the Liverpool Women’s Hospital
, the country’s only specialist trust that provides care to women and babies; the Aintree University Hospital
, with its world class major trauma centre; and the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
, the first “Outstanding” rated specialist trust in the country.
Shown from multiple perspectives, audiences witness the complexities of the decision-making that consultants, surgeons and managers face every single day, and the impact these decisions have on patients. Against the backdrop of historic demands stemming from limited resources, increasing patient numbers and social care at full stretch, the series will show the extraordinary work of some of Liverpool’s 20,000 NHS hospital staff as they push the boundaries of what is possible with world class, cutting edge treatments and life-saving operations.
Louise Shepherd, Chief Executive of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital said: “We are delighted that this series of Hospital is able to highlight the outstanding work we do with Children and Young People. Liverpool has many challenges and these start early, with adult health influenced by how we work to provide care and support in the early years. I am really looking forward to seeing the outstanding care our staff provide receiving a real focus on a national platform.”
Hospital is a co-production with The Open University, made by Label1 and Executive Produced by Lorraine Charker-Phillips, Simon Dickson, and Jackie Waldock. It was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two, and Clare Sillery, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries.