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Hospital staff to feature in new ITV documentary

Published 16/06/2015

Staff at the Royal Derby Hospital will feature on ITV1 next week as the first of a new four-part series goes on air, telling the stories of staff who work round the clock to keep the busy hospital running 24 hours a day.

The series, called Superhospital, will be screened on ITV1 on Thursday nights at 9pm from June 25th – July 16th. Four crews filmed inside the hospital over a six week period last winter.

“There is a real sense of excitement as we await the broadcast of these programmes. The series will give viewers a chance to see the part played by so many different people in keeping such a large and busy hospital running 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It isn't just about our doctors and nurses, it's about the individuals doing so many different jobs and, without them all, the hospital wouldn't be able to function” says Chief Executive Sue James.

“The Royal Derby, with over 1000 beds and 35 operating theatres, is one of the biggest single site hospitals in the country, which is why ITV have named the series 'Superhospital'.  The production team chose Derby because they were so struck by the friendliness and compassion of all our staff and volunteers, and I think this comes through strongly in the final programmes.

"The programmes deal with some very sensitive issues, in a way which I think will excite much interest and comment.  It reinforces the sense of community in the hospital, and I hope will give a real sense of the pride and commitment to our patients that visitors to our hospital also note and comment on."

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Last Modified 16/06/2015