King's is a specialist stroke centre, treating over 1300 stroke patients each year. This episode features the work of the stroke team over 24 hours in the Emergency Department. Laura, who's 72, is rushed to King's after suffering a suspected strok... (more)e. She can't speak and her husband Camillo, her daughter Gabby and her grandchildren are soon by her bedside. With scans showing a blood clot on Laura's brain, the family have to decide, with the help of the medical team, whether she should have the clot-busting drug that could reduce the risk of permanent brain damage, but that carries a low risk of serious side effects. Father-of-three Nic walks into King's and collapses in reception. He's the over-40s National BMX Champion and has fallen 20 feet off his bike while performing a stunt in training. The medics are concerned that Nic doesn't appreciate how bad his injuries could be. Meanwhile, 83-year-old Marjorie has come to King's with pain behind her eye following a recent bout of shingles. While Marjorie is treated, her husband David talks about being born in a workhouse and how his family life only began after he met Marjorie, when her dog 'got naughty' with his.