An extraordinary team of real-life medical heroes fight to save desperate patients suffering life-threatening injuries, in one of Australia’s biggest and busiest emergency hospitals, The Royal Melbourne.

From victims of vicious assaults to car crash survivors, these dedicated doctors and nurses work tirelessly to help those in need of urgent care.

This series offers unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, with roving and fixed-rig cameras in the trauma bays, examination rooms and triage. From the moment they’re rushed into the hospital, each step of a patient’s dramatic journey is captured. As events unfold, personal interviews with doctors and nurses tell the gripping story of each compelling case. They reveal the challenging procedures, critical decision-making, and emotional toll it all takes.

The patients and their families open up about the harrowing and often heartbreaking circumstances that led them to the emergency department. All are cared for by the compassionate and highly skilled medical staff, who make a real difference to people’s lives, every day.

First broadcast 8 July 2019.

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50 x 60 Minutes






Nine Network