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Royal Derby Hospital to feature in new ITV series

Published 31/10/2014

A new ITV series, which will be screened next year, is being filmed at the Royal Derby Hospital. Four camera crews are filming in a variety of locations around the hospital site as busy hospital staff go about their work.

The new series, which hasn’t yet been named, will feature the wide variety of people who keep the Royal Derby Hospital running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Derby Hospitals Chief Executive Sue James says she is proud to have the Royal Derby used as the location for this brand new primetime series:  “We're absolutely delighted to have been selected to feature in this exciting new series for ITV. 

“It’s a tremendous accolade that the producers have chosen the Royal Derby Hospital, based on the caring ethos of our staff and the pride we all take in caring for our patients.

"I'm especially pleased that this ground-breaking series will look at the wide range of people who keep our services running day and night, every single day of the year. This isn't just about our doctors and nurses, it's about the individuals doing so many different jobs and, without them all, our hospital wouldn't be able to function."

The series, which hasn’t been given a title yet, will be screened at prime time on ITV1 in 2015. Four one hour programmes will show the rich variety of people who work at the Royal Derby, caring for patients and keeping a busy hospital running. 

Executive producer Lucy Bowden says “It’s a real top to bottom look at a large modern hospital told through the eyes of the staff. It's about the people, and we're focusing on both the medical and non-medical staff. Lots of different services are provided under one roof and everyone who works at the hospital will have a different perspective on what goes on there – that's what we want to get across."

The producers settled on Derby as their location after visiting several UK hospitals – and they say it is the pride and passion shown by staff which persuaded them to locate this new series at the Royal Derby Hospital.

Lana Salah, series producer and director, says "We're excited about this show. This is a chance to look at all those places in the hospital people don't usually think about, like the helipad, the car park and the staff involved with them. We've been so impressed with the pride staff take in their work at the hospital.

The series will be shown on ITV1 at 9pm over a four week period at some point next year.

Last Modified 31/10/2014