Secret Life of the Hospital Bed

The Secret Life of The Hospital Bed is a unique 15-part series where across each episode, fixed-rig cameras tell the story of patients who enter four different hospitals across the country.

The hospitals are Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, Queens Hospital in Romford, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and the Great Northern Children's Hospital in Newcastle. The circumstances, the ailment, the treatment, the length of stay - everything is personal to the individual involved but the one constant throughout is the bed.

With over 150,000 currently in use across the NHS, hospital beds witness the most important moments of our lives. Filmed over five weeks, the series features four hospitals and one of the beds in their units including: A&E, Maternity, Day Surgery and Paediatrics.

Every patient who enters hospital has a different story to tell of how and why they are there. The unique nature of the access means that viewers see the ways in which patients and staff interact, shining a spotlight onto the vital work carried out by the hospital's dedicated staff members, and giving an intimate and heart-warming portrayal of life, death, and everything in-between inside Britain's hospitals.

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Episode 15

Episode 1x15; Dec 2, 2016

Documentary series following patients who enter hospitals across Britain. In bed nine at Newcastle's A&E Department in the Royal Victoria Infirmary, 19-year-old chef Michael has arrived having fallen off his bike the day before and injured his sh

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x15: Episode 15Dec 2, 2016
1x14: Episode 14Dec 1, 2016
1x13: Episode 13Nov 30, 2016
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