01 June 2020 22:37
The nation has been given a glimpse inside Hull's emergency department, which was "not for the faint hearted". A&E After Dark premiered on Channel 5 on Monday evening, with its access all areas look at some of Hull Royal Infirmary's patients and challenges once the sun goes down. This became evident as viewers met the doctors and nurses dealing with distressing and "life threatening" injuries, as well as some of the more challenging patients. The 45-minute episode featured a range of cases, from an elderly man who lost 20 per cent of his blood after suffering a tear to his rectum to Andrew, 34, who punched a hole in a pub window and urinated in a police van. The programme told Andrew's story as he entered the accident and emergency department wearing handcuffs, with warnings issued to nurses about him spitting at police.
A new patient is admitted to the department every six minutes on a weekend night shift and he was the first Hull patient national viewers got to see. After having x-rays, he refused to have the nasty cuts to his arm and hand wrapped by nurses in a bid to get himself readmitted the following day and avoid spending time in police custody. Nurses treating him did eventually manage to persuade him to have bandages applied but he remained visibly and verbally unhappy at the police calling them a "set of f****** p*****, every single one of them". The show is to be broadcast each Monday night for six weeks and was filmed by Crackit Productions before the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK. The entire series will focus on Hull Royal Infirmary, its staff and patients.
Once in hospital, he embarks on a vile rant, saying he has 'p****d on the floor of the police van in protest' as hospital staff plead with him to stop shouting and swearing. The shocking scenes will be shown on tonight's episode of the Channel 5 documentary series, which reveals the cases seen by hospital staff overnight. A drunk man who was arrested after after punching his hand through the window of a pub, swore at doctors and nurses and refused treatment after he was rushed into hospital by four police officer. He is pictured here getting treatment from a nurse Andrew, pictured, is brought into hospital by four police and embarks in a vile rant, saying he's 'pi**ed on the floor in protest' as hospital staff plead with him to stop shouting and swearing Speaking on camera, nurse Linda Cheesman explains: 'We see people under the influence more often on a night, on a busy night you can maybe have three or four different people like that with police officers. Dr Pon Ponnusammy adds: 'When you get aggressive patients in the department patients do tend to wait longer because our time is being taken away in managing situations.
The medical staff then explain to the police that he's refusing treatment, but the officers say they're unable to take him into custody until he's stitched up. Eventually, Andrew agrees and has his wounds stitched up, while screaming at the medical staff that they're 'f*****g p***ks'. He is then taken to the police station in the back of a van. An NHS doctor who appears in a new documentary series about a hospital A&E unit said he hopes it shows viewers the kind of challenges the department regularly faces. Dr Chris Srinivasan, who is one of the doctors featured in A&E After Dark filmed at Hull Royal Infirmary, said he hopes the footage will help people realise they might be able to get the care they need elsewhere. He told the PA news agency: "The staff embraced it (the filming), they wanted to show the public the work they did and help the public understand the challenges that we face in Hull, but all emergency departments across the country, with the spectrum of problems that we see overnight. The series was filmed before the coronavirus crisis, and Dr Srinivasan said: "At the time that the series was filmed we were seeing 400 patients a day and at times that was very, very difficult to manage and we are wanting people really to understand that under certain circumstances they might want to seek help elsewhere, maybe at an urgent care centre or within their GP. "I think the brand of emergency department, of A&E is so strong that people generally know what they are going to get and sometimes people are better self-caring or seeking help in other ways. "But at the same time, what we don't want is for people who have severe life-threatening problems to be at home when actually they really need to be with us." He said that during the earlier stages of the pandemic, A&E attendances fell but are now rising again and his department is seeing around 300 patients a day. Dr Srinivasan said he had been moved by the support shown for the health service throughout the crisis. At the end of the day the NHS is a finite resource and we need to be quite careful what decisions we make for our patients and, on a greater scale, for our communities." Channel 5 is back with another medical docuseries this June, as A&E After Dark kicks off on Monday, June 1st. The series takes a look at what an A&E department looks like after the clock has struck midnight and all of the shenanigans that go on after dark. Hull Royal Infirmary The Channel 5 docuseries takes place at the Hull Royal Infirmary. It is is run by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Hull doctors speak on A&E After Dark Dr Chris Srinivasan spoke to The Yorkshire Post about filming at the hospital. Chris said: "The staff embraced it (the filming), they wanted to show the public the work they did and help the public understand the challenges that we face in Hull, but all emergency departments across the country, with the spectrum of problems that we see overnight." Dr Biju Cherian, consultant in emergency medicine, is one of the many ED staff members to feature on the show. Your shift in an emergency department can be unpredictable, but this is often what makes it so interesting, and every patient has their own story to tell. When was A&E After Dark filmed? Many viewers had questions about when the series was filmed, as hospitals are obviously in a very different place now given the coronavirus pandemic. At the time that the series was filmed we were seeing 400 patients a day and at times that was very, very difficult to manage and we are wanting people really to understand that under certain circumstances they might want to seek help elsewhere, maybe at an urgent care centre or within their GP. News of the series broke out in October 2019 and so filming is likely to have taken place around then. MEET THE CAST: We found the Angels of the North on Instagram! WATCH A&E AFTER DARK FROM MONDAY, JUNE 1ST ON CHANNEL 5 AND GET FREAKY WITH US ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK