BBC2’s Hospital series continues with a consultant recruitment crisis at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, the doctors treat a pregnant woman with cancer, and a newborn baby is rushed in for surgery

This episode focuses on the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

With about 8,000 babies born each year, it is the UK’s biggest maternity unit.

Baby Violet was just 36 hours old when she was transferred from Worcester. She needs an urgent operation.

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John Kirwan at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital

We also meet patients in the severely over-stretched oncology department, including a mum-of-one who is pregnant again and also battling cancer for the second time.

TV Times rating: *****