Channel 4 orders Geordie Hospital

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by Stephen Chapman

Channel 4 has commissioned a new documentary series, based at Newcastle General Hospital.

Geordie Hospital will follow staff from “porters to surgeons, dental nurses to sewing room ladies” as they deliver care with their "unique Geordie warmth and sense of humour.”

“This is an exciting brand new 8pm series that features an incredible collection of inspiring, passionate and dedicated hospital staff,” said Channel 4’s Commissioning Editor, Rita Daniels.

“In each of the six episodes you can clearly see their dedication, deep felt connection and enthusiasm for the patients they meet every day.”

The series has been produced by Curve Wales.

“It was incredibly humbling to film with the fantastic staff who are at the heart of Newcastle Hospitals. Through their eyes we experience the beauty and complexities of their patients and the NHS,” added Camilla Lewis, CEO Curve Media.

The announcement comes a day after the BBC announced that it too was seeking a new daytime series based in the North East.

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