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BBC2 'Hospital'

Hospital is the story of the health service in unprecedented times. Edited and broadcast within weeks of filming early in 2018, this six-part series for BBC 2 captures the day-to-day realities facing the NHS right now.

With exceptional access to our patients and staff at QMC and City Hospital, 'Hospital' brings you close to the issues and challenges in the NHS and takes you behind the headlines, to show the caring, determination and dedication staff who make up 'Team NUH'.

Each episode shows the impact of ever-increasing demands on the NHS’s services shown from different perspectives – patients, families, clinical staff and managers.

We show you the extraordinary dilemmas and decision-making that happen every day for clinicians and managers working as part of 'Team NUH' and the impact these decisions have on patients and their families.

Despite the pressures of limited resources and increasing patient numbers, 'Hospital' shows the extraordinary work of some of NUH’s 15,000 staff as they push the boundaries of what is possible with cutting-edge treatments, clinical research, innovations and life-saving operations. 

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest teaching hospitals in the country.

The story of NUH is told in the third series of the award-winning documentary series 'Hospital' enabling you to see behind the scenes of the specialist services where we excel and where we have a national reputation for the quality of our care. Over the six episodes you will be able to see inside:

  • East Midlands Major Trauma Centre is rated one of the best in the country. The centre is one of a national network of specialist centres which concentrate expertise and resources to give the best possible care, including intensive care, brain surgery and rehabilitation.
  • Brain surgery
  • Spinal and orthopaedic surgery
  • Dementia care and the illnesses affecting older people
  • Our expertise as a specialist centre for cancer services, including rare cancers such as sarcoma, as well as skin, head and neck and brain cancer

 

NUH in facts and figures

  • We have 50 operating theatres
  • 66 adult critical care beds (and 62 for children)
  • During the time that Hospital was being filmed we had an average of 550 people attending our Emergency Department every day and on average, 300 patients were discharged from our hospitals each day
  • We offer 25 surgical specialties covering Head and Neck, Neurosciences, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Abdominal, Chest and Endocrine, as well as the Major Trauma Centre