Inside James’ concludes its very successful run
Posted by Conor Moloney on 04 Oct, 2018
It was a genuine privilege to produce Inside James’, our 4 part series for Virgin Media One. The series concludes its very successful run on Thursday 4th October.
This series documents the work carried out by over 4,500 staff as they seek to treat the sick and the vulnerable – some 400,000 patients every year. Their stories – staff and patients – offer a whole look at how a busy modern Irish hospital functions. All human life is there …. in fact life and death (and everything in between) is a daily reality in St James’.
Deep access allowed us tell a more complete story of the hospital, what we hope is a sensitive but honest portrayal of the challenges faced by staff and management at all levels. The series is equally about the personal stories of patients, the administrators and the medical professionals. While this series is structured around St James’ – stories are multilayered – love stories between a parent and a child, a husband and wife; struggles around homelessness, mental health, alcohol and drug addiction; the HIV and STI clinics bring us into themes around sexual mores; Medicine for the Elderly bring us into loneliness and aging. And of course there are the cutting edge surgeries and treatments.
We thank the patients who let us tell their stories and the staff and management of the hospital who put up with us for the six months or so it took to film the series. We are very grateful.