The fifth series of Hospital will continue being filmed in Merseyside.
“Hospital encapsulates BBC Two’s mission. The best film-making, about the biggest stories affecting people, brought to the audience with urgency and great humanity. I’m delighted to announce its return.” – Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two
BBC Two will be returning to Merseyside for series five of award-winning documentary series Hospital.
Filming across several Trusts in Liverpool, the programme will air on BBC Two next year and will continue to unveil the work that goes on at some of the country’s largest NHS Trusts to ensure patients get the best possible care, as well as the challenges and pressures they face at a time when the NHS continues to be under scrutiny.
The series has previously filmed at the Imperial College Healthcare Trust London and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and last year, across six Trusts in Liverpool.
Filming is due to take place from late October, concentrating on clinical areas, patient stories and behind the scenes access.
Hospital will air across eight episodes in hour-long slots on BBC Two, the programme is made by Label1 Television. The fourth series held an average of 2.2 million viewers and was responsible, the Beeb note, for a 2,218% surge in the number of people signing up to be organ donors.
‘We are honoured and excited to be returning to Liverpool to make the fifth series of Hospital with the Trusts, staff and patients throughout the city. We look forward to revealing compelling new stories that shine a light on the extraordinary work of the NHS.” – Jackie Waldock, Executive Producer, Label1
*Source: NHS Blood and Transport, 8th February 2019.