Trust to take part in second series of 'Hospital'

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is to feature in a second series of the BBC Two documentary, Hospital. The series will again follow staff and patients at the Trust’s five hospitals - Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea, St Mary’s and the Western Eye – to illustrate the achievements and challenges facing the NHS.

Michelle Dixon, Director of Communications at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, said:

Hospital has given us the opportunity to show the amazing care and commitment of our staff as well as the growing challenges we face as we respond to the changing needs and demands of our patients. It’s so important to develop a shared understanding of what’s happening in the NHS and what’s at stake. While the first series has provided a great insight to a whole range of issues and services, there is still much more to see.”

The first series of Hospital was filmed in autumn/winter 2016 and went behind the scenes to show the complexity of the NHS in action – including how staff are managing competing pressures and demands to ensure patients get the care they need. It was watched by an average 2.5 million viewers per episode.

The series was made by Label1, a new independent television production company whose founders have a long track record in creating ground-breaking factual programmes. Filming for the second series will begin later this year.

Notes to editors

- The six part series aired on BBC Two from 11 January to 15 February 2017
- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest acute NHS Trusts in the UK, caring for over one million people each year.
- It has over 10,000 staff working in many different roles from doctors and nurses to physiotherapists and biomedical scientists.
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