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  • Episode: 

    4 of 4

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 16 Jul 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 29 2015 : Sat 11 Jul - Fri 17 Jul
  • Channel: 

  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Series overview
Superhospital is a brand new documentary series set in the Royal Derby Hospital, which provides healthcare on a massive scale. 
Over eight thousand staff treat one million patients a year. It’s a place where lives begin and lives are saved every day of the week. This series offers a peek behind the scenes at one of the newest and largest single sited hospitals in the country, telling the stories of those people – from surgeons to security guards, doctors to domestics, who all play a part in helping patients and keeping the hospital running. Through intimate and revealing footage, the series gets under the skin of staff as they share patient’s moments of drama, joy and sadness. 
Episode 4
Episode 4 shows the scale and variety of life changing moments that happen at the hospital all of the time. Surgeon Gill has to make the difficult decision of whether or not to operate on cancer patient Maldwyn. Meanwhile in maternity, trainee midwife Janine meets expectant parents Alison and Alan who have opted for a planned c-section after tragically losing their daughter the previous year.  Derek is a patient in cardiology who has had to put holiday plans on hold as he awaits an operation to fit a stent in his heart. Roger is a volunteer at the hospital who is hoping he will graduate to the coveted role of buggy driver, and catering manager Paul demonstrates the military precision behind preparing and distributing thousands of meals across the hospital.