First-hand view of what it’s really like to swap your sunlounger for a hospital bed and your well-earned time off for an unwelcome spell in a recovery ward. From too much booze to too much sun; from accidents on the dancefloor to kids’ catastrophes in the pool: we go behind the scenes to follow all the funny, heart-warming and just plain incredible stories of British holidaymakers in search of fun but who end up with a little more excitement than they’d bargained for.
Cameras capture the aftermath of a terrorist bombing on the island as hospitals, already inundated by accident-prone Brits, struggle to cope.
The island is on red alert as cases of swine flu rise dramatically, and a stag-do ends badly when one reveller is hit by a car.
Staff at Muro hospital rally to save 4-year-old Henry who was pulled unmoving from a pool. Elsewhere, Adam faces an emergency appendectomy, and a British lad is injured on the dancefloor.
A man is rushed into A&E in a serious condition after being beaten with a stick. A retiree accidentally walks the plank of his yacht, and a young girl has a panic attack at the prospect of stitches.
Hospital interpreters Viv and Shellie have a fight on their hands when an operation to repair a badly fractured arm is threatened by obstructive holiday insurers. A tourist faces emergency treatment after a dive into the sea goes badly wrong.
As temperatures on the island soar, ambulance teams discover a British tourist having convulsions in the middle of Magaluf; a British dentist faces career ruin when he fractures his hand; and a 16-year-old boy miraculously survives a plunge from the fourth floor of his hotel.