Series 5 / Episode 4
Thursday 02 July 2020
NARRATOR: Christopher Eccleston
DIRECTOR: Stuart Froude
SERIES PRODUCER: Michael Ogden
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Tom Currie / Simon Ford
It's an hour into the shift when a call for a patien - who is 27 weeks pregnant and in a lot of pain - takes priority, as she could be in early labour. Kelsey and Dave are immediately dispatched. On arrival the patient explains she’s a survivor of spine cancer and her baby is something of a miracle.
Two hours into the shift, the crews have already attended 96 patients. A category two call comes in for a patient struggling to breathe. Gareth and Gabby are the closest crew and are immediately dispatched. The patient suffers from pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and is struggling with her breathing.
Whilst on way to the nearby medical facility, Gabby hears about the patient's late husband. This brings up memories of Gabby losing her dad at young age.
Soon after three o’clock in the afternoon an emergency call comes in for a fall from height. It's a high-priority call and a doctor and paramedic team in a helicopter from North West (England) Air Ambulance are dispatched, along with an additional two Critical Care Units and police. The call has come from a school where the pupil is believed to have fallen from a bridge.
While the team are on scene at the school another high-priority call comes in for a child hit by a car. Kelsey and Dave are the nearest crew and are diverted to the job with advanced paramedic Kirsten also dispatched. It's another chaotic scene for Kirsten as she helps Kelsey and Dave assess the patient.
It is the start of a new shift and a call comes in for a motorbike accident on the motorway. Advanced Paramedic Kirsten is immediately dispatched, but when she’s told where the incident is, she realises her partner Ben has just taken the same route on his motorbike. It is a worrying journey to the scene for Kirsten.
While Kirsten is dealing with the motorbike accident on the motorway, Gabby and Gareth are dispatched to a category one call for a person who has been hit by a locomotive. It's the 293rd high-category call of the evening. On arrival Gabby and Gareth must wait until the rail is deemed safe for them to approach, even though they know there is a patient who they might be able to save. But, as the clock ticks closer to 22:00, it’s confirmed that the person hit by the train is deceased.
It’s a busy shift for high-priority calls as Kirsten is dispatched to another road traffic collision - this time involving three cars. It is another busy scene for Kirsten to manage. While she’s checking how many injured passengers are at the scene a colleague alerts her to a previously overlooked car that may have someone trapped and injured inside. She investigates the vehicle and finds a patient in cardiac arrest with a suspected collapsed lung.