Monday 11 May: 9pm on BBC Two
The emergency department at the Royal Free Hospital is inundated with patients displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
Among them is 88-year-old Peter who is struggling for breath. He’s quickly put on oxygen and moved to what was the coronary care unit but has now become a ward for COVID-positive patients.
Consultant Tim Lockie is very worried about Peter’s condition and initiates a difficult conversation with him and his family about his prognosis.
Five floors down, in the maternity unit, 22-year-old Sabina is also COVID-positive and 36 weeks pregnant. Her oxygen saturation levels are dangerously low, so her obstetrician Maggie Blott decides she needs an emergency caesarean and it’s the first C-section of a COVID positive patient that staff at the trust have done.