UK PREMIERE: New Episodes Of Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital To Air On More4
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust have announced that the final two episodes of their in depth documentary series Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital will be shown over the next fortnight on More4 in the UK. The series, narrated by David Tennant, was originally aired during 2016 and follows the stories, and often life-changing experiences, of children and their families visiting Birmingham Children's Hospital. The previously unaired episodes will be shown on 4th and 11th October.
Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital
Wednesday 4th October, 10.00pm BST
Growing up is hard enough for healthy kids. For the children and parents in this film, tough life lessons have an added dimension. From a teenager suddenly facing new boundaries in her life, to a toddler showing remarkable courage in the face a major illness, this film follows families determined to push on through, despite the big unknowns ahead.
Rosie has been brought into the hospital with a fever. Two months ago she was diagnosed with leukaemia and since then the family’s world has been turned upside down. Dad, Chris has put normal life on hold to become Rosie’s full time carer and together with mum, Jenny, they do whatever it takes to help this wonderful four-year-old in her fight to get better and start walking again.
Meanwhile 15-year-old Joseph is waiting patiently in the Emergency Department. It’s not his first visit to the unit. Six years ago he was involved in a serious road traffic collision and was airlifted here to receive lifesaving treatment. He still struggles with serious hip pain and with GCSEs looming his extremely determined mum is set on finding out the cause to get him off the painkillers in time for his exams.
And 15-year-old Rebecca is also in the Emergency Department after feeling dizzy on a night out. Tests reveal an unexpected heart problem that could spell a dramatic lifestyle change for sport-obsessed Rebecca and may even require invasive surgery.
And teenager, Ellise is visiting an occupational therapist after suffering severe burns to her arm when she was scalded by a cup of coffee. Her external scars are healing well but inside the accident has severely affected her confidence and, along with mum Kerry, she is now being taught how to use camouflage make-up to help her feel more self-assured.