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The Hospital examines the relationship between teenagers and the NHS. Consultants, surgeons, nurses and midwives speak with unprecedented candour about the problems they face

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The Hospital examines the relationship between teenagers and the NHS. Consultants, surgeons, nurses and midwives speak with unprecedented candour about the problems they face

Series 2 Summary

The second series of The Hospital further examines how Britain's health service will be affected by the lifestyle choices of the nation's youth.

Filmed in four hospitals across London and the South, this series paints a picture of the daily challenges faced by NHS workers.

Surgeons, nurses, consultants and other hospital staff reveal their feelings about treating an endless stream of young people for the repercussions of alcohol and drugs, obesity and sexually transmitted infections.

And the teenagers give their perspective on the demands they're making of the health service.

Is it possible to reduce the flow of young people who can't - or won't - look after themselves? And should the NHS be expected carry the cost for this young, unhealthy generation?

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    Episode 1

    This episode of The Hospital focuses on the West London Centre for Sexual Health, examining young people's attitudes to sexually transmitted infections.

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    Episode 2

    The number of knife attack victims treated at The Royal London Hospital has doubled in five years. The Hospital meets NHS staff dealing with the repercussions of violence between young men.

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    Episode 3

    The Hospital examines how cosmetic surgery on the NHS affects resources for seriously ill patients now that doctors are also expected to fix our perceived imperfections.

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    Episode 4

    This edition illustrates the difficulties in treating young diabetics, as doctors struggle to make them reconcile the seriousness of their condition with their lifestyle choices.

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    Episode 5

    For the first time, doctors are seeing people in their twenties with lifestyle-related liver disease, often due to alcohol abuse. The Hospital examines the impact on the NHS.

The Hospital synopsis

The Hospital examines the relationship between teenagers and the NHS. Consultants, surgeons, nurses and midwives speak with unprecedented candour about the problems they face

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