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Episode 5

Ambulance, Series 2 Episode 5 of 8

The air ambulance is dispatched to a woman who has fallen down the stairs and is struggling to breathe. While on the trauma desk, critical care paramedic Fay receives a call from a crew requesting the air ambulance attend a road accident, but with the only available helicopter on their way to the first patient, Fay faces a tough decision.

In Staffordshire, Helen and Julie are sent to a teenager who has been punched, but on their way to hospital they discover he's homeless.

While crew Ben and Sophie attend an elderly woman, reports of a hanging come in, but with no sign of a patient, the staff must decide if the call is a hoax. As the shift enters the early hours, Ben and Sophie are just finishing with a patient when a call comes in from a mum whose toddler is fitting - the closest available crew is over 18 minutes away, so Ben and Sophie volunteer.

While the pubs and bars empty, 999 calls begin to pour in and Helen and Julie are sent to a suicidal woman who is far from home and in desperate need of help.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Wed 27 Sep 2017 00:40
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
NarratorChristopher Eccleston
EditorAlex Hay
Executive ProducerKirsty Cunningham
Executive ProducerSimon Ford
DirectorBruce Fletcher
ProducerJemma Chisnall
Series ProducerJo Hughes
Production ManagerAmy Mellows
Production ManagerYvonne Bainton
Production CoordinatorSoraya Ahmed
Production CompanyDragonfly Film and Television