One of the most frustrating aspects of this remarkable series is how a lack of resources hampers surgeons every day.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the neurological department, which has one of the longest waiting lists in the country.

Crane driver Phil is relying on brain surgeon Kevin O’Neill to save his life.

But with the hospital full again, Kevin can’t start the op until a bed is found. And fans of this series will know how difficult that can be.