Ambulance Returns to BBC One for Series 12

31 January 2024

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Ambulance Returns to BBC One for Series 12

By Dragonfly
The BAFTA award-winning Ambulance is back for series 12.
We’re incredibly proud to have once again teamed up with North West Ambulance Service to give a behind-the-scenes look at the crucial work of our 999 service.

We follow the team in control and crews out on the road across Greater Manchester as they care for people in the places they call home. Filmed in 2023 in the north west, one of the areas hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis, the ambulance service increasingly acts as a vital safety net for those struggling to cope. It does this while also working hard to deliver emergency care to over seven million people living in the region, amid some of the darkest times in the NHS’s 75-year history.

Filmed at a time of profound uncertainty across the NHS, this episode highlights the vital role of the ambulance service in saving lives and delivering the very best care despite the immense challenges they face on a day-to-day basis – always putting patients’ physical and emotional welfare at the forefront of what they do. Amidst the constraints of hospital delays and large incidents requiring lots of resources, the crews work tirelessly to deliver the best care they can. This is the real story behind the sirens.