Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Cyril, 91, featured in TV medical documentary

A 91-year-old motorist airlifted to hospital after a car crash in Bletchingley is to be featured on Channel 4’s 24 Hours in A&E tomorrow (November 10th).

The Royal Television Society Award-winning documentary series continues from St George’s Hospital in London where it follows patients treated in a 24-hour period.

Filmed around the clock by 104 cameras at one of the world’s most advanced and busiest A&E departments, the series captures stories of life, love and loss unfolding every day.

Tomorrow’s episode tells the story of 91-year-old Cyril who was on his way home to wife Betty with some fish for their supper.

But he never made it back as he was involved in a road traffic collision and had to be cut free from his car. Redhill-based Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance was called and landed in a nearby field.

He was treated at the road-side by the charity helicopter’s doctor and paramedic before being flown to St George’s.

24 Hours in A&E shows him arriving at the Major Trauma Centre where doctors were concerned about injuries to his chest and side.

As Cyril awaited further reports and examinations, his wife talked about how she fell for the former miner and the strength of their 68-year marriage.

A second patient, an adult male car driver, was taken by land ambulance to East Surrey Hospital with a head injury following the accident in July.

* 24 Hours in A&E is on Channel 4 tomorrow (November 10th) at 9pm and if you would like to find out more about the Air Ambulance or make a donation, please visit


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