Seven renews Medical Emergency

By David Knox on September 22, 2008 / Filed Under News 10

Where would Seven be without its slew of observational series?

Today it announce the renewal of its medico series, Medical Emergency.

Narrated by actor Christopher Gabardi, the show will again return to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne for the fifth series. A production crew will spend seven months with hospital staff to create the next season, beginning later this month.

“We’re very excited to be embarking on our fifth series of Medical Emergency,” said producer Maxine Gray. “It’s a great feeling to be able to present a show that combines extraordinary medical achievements, heroic acts and simple gestures of compassion and kindness. It’s a show about human beings helping other human beings. It’s uplifting and it’s real.”

The show’s first narrator, Georgie Parker, was replaced by Gabardi from 2006.

Press Release:
Channel Seven will again go behind the scenes in the trauma centre of one of Australia’s largest hospitals to produce another series of the successful factual drama MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

A fifth series of Channel Seven’s MEDICAL EMERGENCY is now in pre-production, with filming to commence in late September.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY captures the real-life drama and extraordinary pressure faced by staff and patients of the Emergency Department and Trauma Centre at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY’s ‘access all areas’ coverage extends to the life and death situations faced by Ambulance Victoria’s road and air paramedics.

Narrated by former All Saints actor Chris Gabardi, MEDICAL EMERGENCY is an emotionally-charged programme and a proven ratings success. It was the number one medical show on television last year and has continued to dominate in 2008, consistently attracting an average of over 1.2 million viewers.

Series Producer of MEDICAL EMERGENCY Maxine Gray is thrilled about the opportunity to continue to showcase the incredible true stories as seen each week on the series.

“We’re very excited to be embarking on our fifth series of Medical Emergency. It’s a great feeling to be able to present a show that combines extraordinary medical achievements, heroic acts and simple gestures of compassion and kindness. It’s a show about human beings helping other human beings. It’s uplifting and it’s real.

“The medical staff at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Ambulance Victoria air and road paramedics are literally heroes to our patients – and they’re our heroes as well. It’s an absolute privilege to showcase their work for our audience,” says Maxine.

Executive Director of Acute Operations at The Alfred Andrew Stripp is also pleased to be participating in another series of MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

“The trust that The Alfred has developed with Channel Seven has been groundbreaking and we think it is the secret of the show’s success. We’re thrilled that Medical Emergency is enjoyed by so many people and most grateful to those generous patients and families who allow us to share some of their most stressful moments.

“We believe that by opening our doors, we demonstrate that behind every statistic there is a person with a family and that taking steps to prevent illness and injury is worthwhile.”

A Channel Seven production team will spend the next seven months working closely with staff to ensure that patient care and privacy remain the highest priority throughout the duration of this project.

The current series of MEDICAL EMERGENCY screens on Wednesdays at 8pm on Channel Seven.

10 Comments »

  1. brodie marree scott December 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm -

    your show is very great and neat i love the show your show help peoples that are very sick and make them better kepp it up from brodie marree scott

  2. Marilyn Bridgement June 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm -

    Could you please advise me if you are going to replay Medical Emergency episode where stent was inserted via groin to replace aortic valve. My 91 year old mother is having procedure done in two weeks. I think doctor who invented procedure is from Canada?

  3. David Knox March 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm -

    This late you would need to ask Seven now.

  4. jessica March 22, 2010 at 8:50 pm -

    i was just wondering where you can get the footage of

    Medical Emergency
    Series 3, Episode 4
    Tuesday August 7
    8:00pm (PG)

    because our friend was the one that was

    Air Ambulance paramedics respond to a code one emergency. A motorbike rider is unconscious after a bad fall and the remote, mountainous location makes it difficult for paramedics to get to him. A local micra crew are already treating the patient, but as the police and paramedics set off to attend the critically-ill patient, they are called to a second accident with another injured motorcyclist nearby

    and we missed the show :( so where could we find it?

  5. Jack December 29, 2009 at 11:44 pm -

    Does anyone know of where i can purchase the sceries of medica emergency? Thankss

  6. Linda October 26, 2009 at 4:29 pm -

    My boyfriend was airlifted from holidaying in Echuca when he had several heart attacks. He has no recollection of this horrific event. Channel 7 will be airing his flight by helicopter to the Alfred and the surgeons desperate attempts to keep him alive.. This show will help him to fill in the gaps from being in Echuca to awaking in the ICU.
    Hopefully we all will see and appreciate all the efforts that these people do on a daily basis…
    Thankyou for saving his life.

  7. christy grimwade July 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm -

    My dad Hugh was filmed while in the alfred hospital and we were told that the series would be shown in may 09. Dad has since passed away and my family and i were wondering when the series will return with our dad in it.
    Thanking you ‘
    Christy

  8. Jenny February 4, 2009 at 4:08 pm -

    I love this show and can’t wait for the next series to return.

  9. natalie September 24, 2008 at 8:51 pm -

    hi i love watching medical emergency

  10. RichoTB September 22, 2008 at 9:35 pm -

    “It’s uplifting and it’s real.”

    Big Brother and Taken Out are/were “real” too. Doesn’t make it outstanding television

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