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Lights, camera, action for VGH emergency department


Save the date

Emergency Room: Life + Death, the second documentary series filmed in the VGH Emergency Department airs next month on April 12.
“The feedback we have received both from the public and staff and physicians encouraged us to take part in a second series,” says Mary Ackenhusen, President and Chief Executive Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health. “Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH  goes a long way to showing people what really happens in an emergency department so we’re happy to promote an even greater understanding of this daunting, fast-paced part of our health care system. I know that we have some of the most skilled and dedicated staff working across VCH, and now millions of people will get to see what I see -- the world-class care delivered daily at Vancouver General Hospital.”
Carrie Meagher, a nurse in the ED, is one of the featured staff in the series.
"I'm definitely nervous, nervous to watch myself and for the rest of the world to see me work," says Carrie. "I'm extremely proud to be a nurse and very passionate about what I do. I hope everyone sees my love of nursing and appreciates our dedication to providing excellent care.

Breaking records

The series gives viewers a look into one of British Columbia’s busiest emergency departments and the only accredited Level 1 Trauma Centre in the province. Season one broke viewership records with more than 1.2 million TV and online viewers. It was also critically acclaimed as Best Television Show and Best Documentary at the 2014 Leo Awards and earned two Canadian Screen Award nominations.

Get a sneak peek

Get a sneak peek of the series now through 49 short videos online, featuring staff and behind-the-scenes stories. Watch the videos here:

Don't miss it

Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH premieres Tuesday, April 12 at 9 p.m., across British Columbia, on the Knowledge Network and on
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