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Derby nurses to feature in new hospital TV series

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Nurses at the Royal Derby Hospital are among staff to feature in a new four-part television series about the organisation.

The series, called Superhospital, will be screened on ITV and aims to provide an insight into the everyday challenges of keeping a busy hospital running round the clock.

Four camera crews filmed inside the hospital, which is run by Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, over a six-week period last winter.

Trust chief executive Sue James said staff were excited about the show being broadcast.

“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,” she said.

“It isn’t just about our doctors and nurses, it’s about the individuals doing so many different jobs,” she said. “Without them all the hospital wouldn’t be able to function.”

With over 1,000 beds and 35 operating theatres, the Royal Derby is one of the largest hospitals in the country, hence the title of the series.

“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,” said Ms James.

Superhospital will be aired on ITV1 on Thursday nights at 9pm from June 25 to July 16.

The series has been made for ITV by The Garden Productions, which also produced Bedlam, a documentary about South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

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