Undercover Ambulance

Channel 4


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Ambulance crew member Daniel Waterhouse secretly films as the NHS endures its worst winter crisis on record and reveals ambulance workers battling the odds and A&E departments overwhelmed as patients suffer needless harm and death. “We have all these patients who are needlessly coming to harm”, he says. “I hope that by doing this, something can be done, something will be done.”

The Times in its review described Waterhouse as "heroic" and the film as, "A terrifying expose of the NHS in crisis... Don’t have a heart attack, folks; don’t have a stroke." In its five star review, the Guardian said Waterhouse filmed, "every crumbling layer of a system that is close to total destruction...there is a special, awful power in seeing it directly, through the horrified eyes of a medic at work." The film led to widespread news coverage. In an editorial in The Sunday Times which said it "lays bare our health care crisis...These are the pictures that health bosses and ministers would rather you did not see".

First Broadcast

March 9, 2023




Daniel Waterhouse



Stroke Association

Radio Essex – Stevie Shillinglaw


Music Composed by

Bonar Bradberry


Post Production



Senior PostProducer

Anna Beaven


Finishing Editor

Albano Bermejo

Dubbing Mixer

David Ingram


Production Manager

Ali Watt


Head of Production

Fran Peters



Finlay Johnston


Director of Photography

Jay Dacey


Additional Camera

Alexi Phillips


Film Editors

Dani Jacobs



Assistant Producer

Ghazal Abbasi


Executive Producer

Eamonn Matthews


Produced and Directed by

Emily Keen


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