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Supersized Hospital

Programme Run: 2 x 60 minutes
Production: BBC Scotland
First Transmitted: 2015 HD available

Supersized Hospital follows the staff and patients of four of Glasgow’s oldest hospitals as they leave their beloved Victorian buildings behind, and move to one brand new state of the art hospital campus.

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Episode one
joins the staff of the first two old hospitals to close – the Southern General and Victoria Infirmary – six weeks before the big move.

In Ward four of the Southern Sister Susan Montgomery prepares her nursing staff for a huge change – the move from open plan wards to all single room accommodation. In Accident and Emergency at the Victoria, Senior staff nurse Mel White reflects on leaving the place she’s worked for 43 years, to make the move to the huge new emergency department. Moving hundreds of patients across the city will be the largest operation of its kind ever undertaken in Britain. Their arrival in the new building is the beginning of a new chapter.

Episode two
follows the closure of the Western Infirmary and Scotland’s largest Children’s hospital, known locally as Yorkhill.

Yorkhill recently celebrated its 100 - year anniversary and many of the families it has served have come back to say goodbye.

The transfer of patients to the new Royal Hospital for Children involves moving some of the hospital’s sickest children, including 4-month old Barbara who has a hole in her heart. She needs to be carefully monitored by a team of anaesthetists during her 3-mile ambulance journey.


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