Enter the world of two remarkable world-class hospitals and follow their dedicated healthcare teams working with sick and injured children when Children’s Hospital premieres this Friday at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.
This new eight-part series shines a light on the amazing front-line workers at Perth Children’s Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital – two of the busiest in the west – as they care for children from all corners of the vast state of Western Australia.
Many of the children arrive through the doors of their emergency departments for urgent, life-saving treatment. Others are flown thousands of kilometres for operations that will change their lives.
The multi-disciplinary specialist teams at both hospitals must deal with every emergency imaginable, from a bead stuck up a nose to a life-threatening brain tumour. Each unpredictable day brings a new set of dramas.
Executive Producer Julia Redwood says the heartwarming and uplifting series will give viewers a glimpse into the tireless work of the two hospitals and the staff of the St John Ambulance service.
“The doctors, nurses and staff are truly inspirational, but so are the kids. They show just how amazing children can be when faced with tough times – not only are they resolute but often incredibly funny,” Redwood said.
The premiere episode follows four cases. Louelle, a young girl, who has fallen through a roof while helping her dad clean the gutters. Six-year-old Harper, whose dizzy spell at school turns out to be caused by a golfball-sized brain tumour. Four-year-old Zavier, who requires emergency treatment after a fall and finds himself at the same hospital as his mother, who is about to give birth. And three-year-old Mia, who has pushed a bead up her nose and is reluctant to have it removed.
Join these kids and their families on their roller coaster journey through the emergency department, and meet the inspirational doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who go above and beyond to treat and care for every one of them.
Children’s Hospital is made by Prospero Productions for the 9Network, with principal production funding from Screenwest and Lotterywest.