Barnsley Hospital is one of four NHS hospitals to feature in the latest series of ‘The Secret Life of the Hospital Bed’.
There are over 150,000 hospital beds currently in use across the NHS, and they witness some of the most important moments of our lives. ‘The Secret Life of The Hospital Bed’ cameras captures these moments by following the occupants of the hospital bed on their journey through the healthcare system.
At Barnsley Hospital, cameras were set up in the Emergency Department capturing the patients attending the busy department and the diverse range of illnesses and injuries they presented with.
The first episode shows 42 year-old Michelle who was rushed in to Barnsley Emergency Department by ambulance having suffered her second stroke. The episode shows how staff reacted quickly in order to limit the damage that could have been caused to Michelle’s brain.
Other Barnsley patients that feature throughout the series include; an 18 year old who was involved in a motorbike accident, a 27 year old with a punctured lung, a grandfather with severe abdominal pain and a teenager with a dislocated elbow.
Emergency Department Consultant, Dr James Griffiths, who features in the documentary, said:
“We’re really pleased Barnsley Hospital were approached to take part in this documentary, it’s given us the opportunity to show the public the wide range of patients that come through our department each day.
“We are a really busy department and there is a lot of pressure but this documentary really highlights just how well we all work as a team to provide high quality, safe care for our patients.”
‘The Secret Life of the Hospital Bed’ is aired on BBC One every weekday morning at 9.15am, starting on Monday 5 June. On Friday 9 June the episode will be on BBC Two due to the election results coverage being on BBC One.