Keeping Britain Alive 

22/04/2013 00:00 

A jaw-dropping procedure at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) and the health secretary’s visit to the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre, feature tonight in BBC 2’s flagship documentary Keeping Britain Alive.

 Ludvic Zrinzo

 Ludvic Zrinzo

Courageous Rose Groden receives the treatment known as deep brain stimulation where an electrode is implanted into her brain. This supplies a tiny electric current that blocks the damaging signals which cause the condition.

Consultant neurosurgeon Ludvic Zrinzo and his team perform the operation with truly stunning results.

Meanwhile the documentary follows recently appointed secretary of state for health, Jeremy Hunt, on a visit to the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre.

Cancer Centre

University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre

The groundbreaking eight-part series tells the story of a single day in the NHS. One hundred camera crews were dispatched across the country to capture how this giant institution collides with every aspect of life in Britain. Through the experience of patients and staff, each film reveals the grief, frustration, heroism and joy evident in the NHS every single day.

A total of five crews were assigned to UCLH for the documentary on October 18, 2012. Up next week is the work of the UCLH ‘Find and Treat’ mobile TB X-ray unit.

Keeping Britain Alive is on BBC 2, Tuesday 23 April at 9pm.


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