Episode 4

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Duration: 1 hour

The story of a tetraplegic coming to terms with the changed relationship with his daughter; the former pilot and burns victim undergoing the latest of many bouts of reconstructive surgery and a couple in a bedside vigil over their daughter in a Birmingham Critical Care Unit.

In Sussex, military plastic surgeon Tania operates on a young patient who lost her legs to bacterial meningitis at the age of 17.

The film shows the range of different ways in which the NHS helps people live as normal a life as possible, from rehab to nutrition appointments, gender reassignment to nipple tattooing.

Credits

Executive Producer
Amy Flanagan
Executive Producer
Magnus Temple
Series Editor
Zac Beattie

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