Kings Cross ER: St Vincent's Hospital

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Kings Cross ER: St Vincent's Hospital
Title card for Season 3 of Kings Cross ER: St Vincent's Hospital
Genre Factual
Created by John McAvoy
Starring St Vincent's Hospital Staff
Narrated by Sacha Horler
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 21
Production
Producer(s) Claire Haywood
Location(s) St Vincent's Hospital
Running time 60 minutes (Including commercials)
Production company(s) Eyeworks Australia
Release
Original network Crime & Investigation Network (2012-2013)
Nine Network (2015-present)
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 2 February 2012 – present
External links
Website www.9jumpin.com.au/show/kings-cross-er/

Kings Cross ER: St Vincent's Hospital is an Australian factual television show that looks at the work of the Emergency Department at St Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst, New South Wales. This observational documentary series began on the Crime and Investigation Network on 2 February 2012.[1] A second season began on 14 February 2013.[2] A third season began in 2015 on the free-to-air Nine Network and currently airs 7:30 pm Thursdays.[3]

The show was created and produced by John McAvoy.[4] It is narrated by Australian actress Sacha Horler.[5]

Series Overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally Aired Network
Premiere Finale
1 10 2 February 2012 5 April 2012 CI Network
2 14 February 2013 18 April 2013
3 6 10 September 2015 15 October 2015 Nine Network

Overview[edit]

St Vincent's Hospital's emergency department, located in Darlinghurst is one of the busiest in NSW with 42,000 patients presenting each year.[6] It is a level one trauma centre with a catchment area that includes many of Sydney's nightlife precincts including Kings Cross, Sydney's CBD, Rose Bay, Surry Hills, Paddington, Woollahra, Bondi Junction and Double Bay. The hospital's location in Australia's most populous city makes for a diverse catchment area. The program observes the fast-paced work of the emergency department's dedicated doctors and nurses and their interactions with patients and each other.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. in series No. in season Original air date Viewers Daily Rank Ref
1 1 2 February 2012 133,000 #1 [7]
2 2 9 February 2012 74,000 #4 [8]
3 3 16 February 2012 57,000 #13 [9]
4 4 23 February 2012 53,000 #15 [10]
5 5 1 March 2012 67,000 #1 [11]
6 6 8 March 2012 60,000 #9 [12]
7 7 15 March 2012 N/A
8 8 22 March 2012 62,000 #8 [13]
9 9 29 March 2012 N/A
10 10 5 April 2012 52,000 #17 [14]

Season 2[edit]

No. in series No. in season Original air date Viewers Daily Rank Ref
11 1 14 February 2013 66,000 #4 [15]
12 2 21 February 2013 63,000 #6 [16]
13 3 28 February 2013 53,000 #7 [17]
14 4 7 March 2013 N/A
15 5 14 March 2013 N/A
16 6 21 March 2013 N/A
17 7 28 March 2013 N/A
18 8 4 April 2013 N/A
19 9 11 April 2013 N/A
20 10 18 April 2013 N/A

Season 3[edit]

No. in series No. in season Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Daily Rank Ref
21 1 10 September 2015 0.659 #11 [18]
22 2 17 September 2015 0.541 #20 [19]
23 3 24 September 2015 0.550 #16 [20]
24 4 1 October 2015 0.688 #10 [21]
25 5 8 October 2015 N/A
26 6 15 October 2015 N/A

Doctors & Nurses[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • Professor Gordian Fulde, director of ER
  • Kirsty Short, registrar
  • Jo Short, registrar
  • Dr Andrew Finckh, staff specialist
  • Dr Kate Sellors, senior registar
  • Dr Tim Stewart, registar
  • Brendan Clifford, nurse
  • Adele Mooney, nurse
  • Carolyn Milton, nurse
  • Justine Branch, nurse
  • David Darley, senior resident

Season 2[edit]

  • Professor Gordian Fulde, director of ER
  • Kirsty Short, registrar
  • Jo Short, registrar
  • Dr Iromi Samarasinghe, physician
  • Dr Anthony Van Assche, registar
  • Dr Jamie Andrews, registar
  • Dr Lee Blair, registar
  • Dr Mo Haywood, senior resident
  • Dr Nikki Bart, senior resident

Source

Reception[edit]

Kings Cross ER: St Vincent's Hospital has been praised by critics. Graeme Blundell of The Australian applauded the program, writing "It is thoughtful, thorough, emotional and professional and, rare for reality TV, leaves us with more questions than answers and more hope than despair." [22]

In its first two seasons on the CI Network, Kings Cross ER became the highest rating documentary series in Australian subscription television history.[23] It was subsequently acquired by the Nine Network and its ratings increased on the free-to-air channel.

Logie Awards[edit]

Year Nominee Award Result
2013 Kings Cross ER: St Vincent's Hospital Most Outstanding Factual Program Nominated
2014 Kings Cross ER: St Vincent's Hospital Most Outstanding Factual Program Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2012/01/airdate-king-cross-er-st-vincents-hospital.html
  2. ^ http://www.foxtel.com.au/whats-on/foxtel-insider/kings-cross-erseries-2-starts-february-14-209346.htm/
  3. ^ http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/kings-cross-er/
  4. ^ http://www.citv.com.au/kings-cross-er/about/production-credits.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.rgmvoices.com.au/portfolios/sacha-horler
  6. ^ "Emergency Department". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  7. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2012/02/thursday-2-february-2012.html
  8. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2012/02/thursday-9-february-2012.html
  9. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2012/02/thursday-16-february-2012.html
  10. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2012/02/thursday-23-february-2012.html
  11. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2012/03/thursday-1-march-2012.html
  12. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2012/03/thursday-8-march-2012.html
  13. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2012/03/thursday-22-march-2012.html
  14. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2012/04/thursday-5-april-2012.html
  15. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2013/02/thursday-14-february-2013.html
  16. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2013/02/thursday-21-february-2013.html
  17. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2013/03/thursday-28-february-2013.html
  18. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2015/09/thursday-10-september-2015.html
  19. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2015/09/thursday-17-september-2015.html
  20. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2015/09/thursday-24-september-2015.html
  21. ^ http://tvtonight.com.au/2015/10/thursday-1-october-2015.html
  22. ^ Blundell, Graeme (9 February 2013). "Dark angles, good angels in Kings Cross ER". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  23. ^ http://www.eyeworks.tv/countries/australia/overview

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