The Hospital

10:05pm Monday, November 1 on M4

The Hospital examines the impact of our young generation on the health service. King’s College Hospital in London has the largest liver transplant programme in Europe. For the first time in their careers, doctors are seeing people in their twenties with lifestyle-related liver disease. The final episode of the series explores how staff deal with the vast amount of patients suffering from liver disease.

10:05pm Monday, October 25 on M4

The Hospital examines the impact of our young generation on the NHS. Surgeons, nurses, consultants and other hospital staff reveal how they feel about treating the endless stream of young people coming through the hospital doors, dealing with the repercussions of alcoholism, drugs, obesity, knife crime and sexually transmitted infections but at a crippling cost to the NHS. This episode illustrates the difficulties in treating young diabetics as staff struggle to make them reconcile the seriousness of their condition with their lifestyle choices.

10:00pm Monday, October 18 on M4

This episode looks at the demands for cosmetic surgery on the NHS and how they are affecting resources otherwise allocated to treating seriously ill patients.

10:00pm Monday, October 11 on M4

The Hospital returns to further examine the impact of our young generation on the NHS. This second episode reveals how these alarming numbers of patients are treated and the effect on NHS staff dealing with the immediate and long-term repercussions of violence between young men.

10:00pm Monday, October 4 on M4

The founding principle of the NHS – free healthcare for all – is under threat. As the population grows older, the money is drying up and young people’s health is deteriorating. It has been claimed that British teenagers’ life expectancy has dramatically lowered, and now experts have even warned that some parents will outlive their own children. The Hospital returns to further examine how Britain’s health service will be affected by the lifestyle choices of the nation’s youth.

9:00pm Monday, August 23 on C4

King’s College Hospital in London has the largest liver transplant programme in Europe. For the first time in their careers, doctors are seeing people in their twenties with lifestyle-related liver disease. The final episode of the series explores how staff deal with the vast amount of patients suffering from liver disease, the difficulties in managing the demand for transplants and their efforts to curb the surging numbers of people playing a high-risk game with their lives. The most common lifestyle reason for liver transplants in the UK is alcohol-related liver disease.

9:00pm Monday, August 2 on C4

The number of knife attack victims treated at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel has doubled over the last five years. This second episode reveals how these alarming numbers of patients are treated and the effect on NHS staff dealing with the immediate and long-term repercussions of violence between young men. The average cost of treating a penetrating injury, most of which are stabbings, is estimated at �8,000, with the most serious cases costing �200,000.

9:00pm Monday, July 26 on C4

The Hospital returns to further examine how Britain’s health service will be affected by the lifestyle choices of the nation’s youth. Filmed in four hospitals across London and the South, this series paints a picture of the daily challenges faced by NHS workers. Surgeons, nurses, consultants and other hospital staff reveal their feelings about treating an endless stream of young people for the repercussions of alcohol and drugs, obesity and sexually transmitted infections. And the teenagers give their perspective on the demands they’re making of the health service.

Sunday, September 20 on M4

This final episode in the series looks at the cost of Britain’s increasingly obese teens. At Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, younger and younger patients are being referred for help in tackling their weight and, increasingly, they are asking for a gastric band. While doctors and dieticians see the ?6,000 operation as a last resort, some patients seek them as an “easy” solution to their weight problem.

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