NNUH Emergency Department on national television

Emergency nursing teams from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be making their national television debut on Tuesday 5 September.

Our Trust will feature in the new series of Emergency Nurses: A&E Stories, which will be shown on ITVBe over the next ten weeks and streamed on ITV X.

Film crews from Crackit Productions were in the department between March and June shadowing selected nursing staff working in Resus, Majors, Minors and Children’s Emergency Department (CHED).

The series is the first TV documentary hosted at our Trust in almost 15 years and will give viewers a unique behind the scenes view of what it is like to work in one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country.

The ten-episode series will show some of the major trauma, serious injuries and illnesses the ED team deal with every day and an insight into the lives of our emergency nurses and healthcare assistants.

Prof Nancy Fontaine, Chief Nurse, said: “I’d like to thank our Emergency Department colleagues and the teams that support ED for opening their doors to the cameras and giving the public a valuable insight into their work and clinical expertise.”

“I’ve had a sneak preview, which is a great showcase for the hugely dedicated, professional and friendly team in ED.”

Only footage of patients and staff who have given written consent will be retained and used in the series.

In the first episode, which will be aired on ITVBe at 9pm on 5 September, emergency nurses Jess, Hayley and Connor treat two bizarre injuries, Charlie and Gerry race to stabilise a patient involved in a road traffic collision and Toni treats a teen whose bike stunt ended with an ambulance call-out and trip to the Children’s Emergency Department.

No two days are the same in nursing – it’s one of the most dynamic and rewarding roles within the NHS. And with ongoing training and the support of your team, you’ll be able to make it exactly what you want it to be.

If you are inspired by the nurses and the other NHS roles within this programme, search ‘NHS careers’ to find out more. There are over 350 different NHS careers and everyone makes a difference every day.

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