UCLH on the box 

08/04/2013 00:00 

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery will take centre stage this week in BBC 2’s flagship documentary Keeping Britain Alive.

Keeping Britain Alive

Andrew McEvoy, consultant neurosurgeon

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.

This week's episode features consultant neurosurgeon Andrew McEvoy and his team performing a high risk operation to remove a brain tumour from patient Daryl Gittens – while he is awake. Meanwhile, in neurointensive care Patrick Ronayne waits anxiously for his wife Laura to wake up from an induced coma. Laura’s story highlights the tireless work of doctors and nurses on the neurointensive care unit, led by Professor Martin Smith.

A total of five crews were assigned to UCLH for the documentary on October 18, 2012 with more to come from us in future episodes.

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

For more information visit the BBC website.


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