VANCOUVER, March 26, 2015 – A visit to the emergency department can be an emotional experience for the patient and for the loved ones that accompany them. The new documentary series Emergency gives viewers an intimate look at the lives of patients in some of Canada’s busiest emergency departments. Narrated by award-winning musician and author Jann Arden and produced by award-winning producers Force Four Entertainment, Emergency airs Thursdays at 9 & 9:30 p.m. ET/11 & 11:30 p.m. PT with back-to-back episodes beginning April 16 on Slice.
“Emergency is a real-life series that has the tension, emotion and occasional humour of a drama,” says John Ritchie, Chief Creative Officer, Force Four Entertainment. “The difference is that this series features real patients, families and health care workers.”
Each episode of Emergency interweaves the personal stories of three to four patients, each facing their own medical emergency, ranging from heart and respiratory ailments to broken bones and work-related accidents. With a heart-felt focus on relationships, the series focuses on the patients and their loved ones, their hopes and their fears, and just how their trip to the emergency department could impact their future. Emergency also showcases the relationships between patients and the medical staff who work tirelessly and urgently to unravel the mysterious illness or injury that brought the patient to the emergency department.