The highly anticipated season 2 of Emergency Room: Life + Death at VGH premieres tomorrow on Knowledge Network.
The first season was record breaking for the Knowledge Network, breaking viewership records with more than 1.2 million TV and online views.
Emergency department Head and Medical Director at Vancouver General Hospital is Dr. Chad Kim Sing, and he joined Jon McComb in the studio today to talk about the hometown reality TV series.
Behind the scenes at B.C.’s only Level 1 Trauma Centre
Dr. Kim Sing says nothing has been scripted, no second takes,
“Just real life, peeling back the curtains of what happens in a really busy urban emergency department. Patients and their families have shared heartwarming stories, and tragedies. You’re going to see fantastic things happen, and see the teams get together and do fantastic work.”
He hopes people will gain a better appreciation of the challenges that medical professionals face in emergency departments, and a better understanding of what the ER is really for.
Compared to other shows on TV that are dramas and scripted, this show depicts real life and sometimes there are unhappy endings.
“The stories unfold naturally, there doesn’t need to be a narration or storytelling – it’s understood as you see what unfolds in front of you – again it’s real life.”
LISTEN to the full interview here:
The new season premieres on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 9 p.m. PT on British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. So what types of pressure does this put on the emergency staff.