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clairethewitch70 Tue 20-Jun-17 21:16:09

Any one else watching?

This is heart wrenching.

The hospital staff are amazing.

The poor French students.

BuzzKillington Tue 20-Jun-17 21:18:26

I am finding it incredibly upsetting.

And amazing - the staff are so brilliant.

clairethewitch70 Tue 20-Jun-17 21:20:35

Me too Buzz

Very upsetting.

FavouriteWasteofSlime Tue 20-Jun-17 21:24:32

It's awful but also amazing.

I'm someone who has to coordinate a major incident as part of my job, if one were to happen.

clairethewitch70 Tue 20-Jun-17 21:38:13

Favourite big respects to you. Just hope you never have to.

Yann is so brave.

Stevens leg - Doctors are amazing.

NormaSmuff Tue 20-Jun-17 21:53:46

bon chance to the french boys.

heart wrenching indeed.
how on earth did they manage Grenfell Tower

Fantastic job

WellErrr Tue 20-Jun-17 21:56:30

It's awful.

But the skills and organisation of the NHS workers is truly awe inspiring.

TheWildRumpyPumpus Tue 20-Jun-17 21:58:48

I think we'll get similar programs for the London Bridge attack and Grenfell, what with Hospital and 24hrs in A&E.

It's quality TV but so upsetting to watch.

Sidge Tue 20-Jun-17 23:11:58

It was incredible TV. And obviously unexpected when they started filming a staff meeting about clinical/hospital vacancies and segued into a major incident!

I am incredibly proud of our NHS. To manage a situation like that so well, and so professionally, and to have such good clinical outcomes is just amazing. To treat those poor French lads as they needed, nobody had to stop and ask for insurance details or a credit card; they just got on with saving them.

Gripping documentary.

NorthernLurker Tue 20-Jun-17 23:56:16

It was a gripping watch.

MissEliza Wed 21-Jun-17 09:47:01

I'm afraid I couldn't help but weep a bit for those French boys. I've two teenage boys and I just can't imagine how scared they felt and how their parents felt when they got the news. They were lovely boys though. I hope they felt well cared for and they'll come back again.

FavouriteWasteofSlime Wed 21-Jun-17 09:58:41

Thanks clairethewitch70, it terrifies me really.

I think everyone should watch this programme, it's brilliant. It shows exactly what happens behind the scenes and the amount of pressure we are all under, all the time.

sufficatedsue Wed 21-Jun-17 10:19:54

Love this programme! So good to have a medical documentary which isn't just about the patients, but also behind the scenes with the staff etc.

MissEliza Wed 21-Jun-17 10:43:05

This programme is a real eye opener, particularly seeing the hassle surgeons go through making sure their parents get beds. Last night when someone was going round the hospital trying to move patients out, he asked a surgeon about a patient who'd he'd just operated on. The man answered 'what's the right answer to get my patient a bed?' That made me smile. They're all have to play a game.

ZivaDiva Wed 21-Jun-17 11:31:00

I'm watching at the moment. This is my emergency services family even though I'm not in London and I'm so proud of them all.

happypotamus Wed 21-Jun-17 14:39:12

I just watched this. I am a nurse, I have read my hospital's major incident plan and hope I never have to see it put into action, but it was fascinating in an awful way to see the reality of the theoretical plan. It was chilling at the end when the manager said that she hoped she wouldn't have to go through a day like that again but knew it was inevitable, because from the perspective of 3 months in the future we know it wasn't long before the hospital faced another similar incident. I wonder if Channel 4 will show it from Kings' perspective as part of 24 Hours in A&E.

GavelRavel Thu 22-Jun-17 07:23:29

I watched this last night and also had a little cry about the French boys, esp when he was on the phone with his dad asking if he was coming. They were very brave though and seemed very resilient, I really hope they have bounced back in France without too much psychological trauma. I hope Harrods sent them some replacement gifts. They were well looked after, it's amazing to see what trauma centres do now.

Loftyjen Thu 22-Jun-17 07:54:16

Happypotamus:** 24hrs left Kings a few yrs back & has been at St George's - am sure the incidents impacted there too.

It was complete chance that the crew were there at the time, unsure there'll be other such footage & can imagine this being used for teaching around major incident planning as showed how everything comes together.

OddBoots Wed 28-Jun-17 15:03:12

Has anyone else watched the second episode in the series? It focused on cancer care and the related balance between cost and effectiveness.

I am amazed at the strength and resolve people can have to fight for more time.

Toddlerteaplease Wed 28-Jun-17 20:13:01

Watching it now. I agree that the NHS should not pay for these enormously expensive cancer drugs that have not been proven to be effective. If NICE doesn't approve it then that's a good enough reason not to give it.

ihatethecold Wed 28-Jun-17 20:42:59

Last nights program was really sad I thought.
The young woman with ovarian cancer was heartbreaking.

Toddlerteaplease Wed 28-Jun-17 20:55:19

The poor bloke with the brain tumour was in complete denial that the treatment was very experimental. I don't think he was the realist he was claiming to be.

MissEliza Fri 30-Jun-17 22:48:00

That was a brilliant episode but also very sad.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 01-Jul-17 09:21:46

The lady that was paying £300 per month for health insurance didn't seem to get much for her money. It was the same Dr as she would have had on the NHS and he said he would have operated on her as quickly under the NHS. It was the same hospital, same staff etc all she seemed to get was a private room which obviously is nicer than being on a ward but at the same time it wasn't exactly like a hotel room or anything. I have been in similar private rooms at hospital just for being infectious. Is private health insurance normally so much per month?

NormaSmuff Sat 01-Jul-17 09:27:52

I thought it was £800 per month. I was gobsmacked. Her dh set it up. but she has now cancelled it.

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