Trauma Doctors (4 x 60′) – A medical observational documentary series set in one of the UK’s leading trauma centres, The Royal London Hospital in the capital’s East End and with the pioneering roadside trauma specialists London’s Air Ambulance who are based on the roof of the hospital. Here we’ll meet the Trauma Doctors – an elite group of specialist medics – and follow them through the daily stories of life and death as they work to save thousands of patients with life threatening injuries each year.
Conducting on-the-spot investigations, these trauma specialists use any clue they can get to unravel the mystery of their patient. We’ll witness the dramatic detective process unfold as the team make critical, split-second decisions to save lives.
Heading up the team is Dr Gareth Davies, one of the UK’s leading trauma specialists and medical director for London’s Air Ambulance. From helping patients in road traffic accidents to working on the aftermath of the 7/7 London Bombings, he and his team work at speed to solve the medical mysteries right in front of them.
This detective way of thinking is at the heart of this dramatic, life-or-death documentary series that uses stunning and stylised graphics to help viewers visualise the processes involved and gain an extra level of understanding.
Channnel: Channel 5
Producer: Cineflix Productions
TX: April 2013
Source: Channel 5 press release