FILMING for gruesome TV show Bizarre ER is underway at Warwick Hospital.
The show by Maverick TV – which has moved to E4 after previously being aired on BBC3 – films some of the strangest and most grotesque injuries which can be found in emergency departments.
Some previous injuries include a hand immersed in tar, a driver ran over by his own car and a butcher who minced his own thumb.
Warwick will be just one of four hospitals taking part in the show. They will be joined by A&E departments at Dudley, Basingstoke and the Isle of Wight hospitals.
Crews are currently working at the hospital on Lakin Road and are expected to film there until the end of August.
Hospital chief executive Glen Burley said: “Bizarre ER is a light-hearted look at some of the more unusual cases dealt with by NHS staff around the country.
“Maverick TV have extensive experience working in medical environments. No seriously ill, injured or distressed patients will appear in the programme and written consent will be obtained from everyone who is featured both at the time of filming and prior to broadcast.
“We feel that the programme provides an opportunity for the trust to be portrayed in a positive light and for the public to benefit from a better understanding of the variety of reasons why people attend an A&E Department.”
The ten part series is set to air later this year and features interviews with patients and staff dealing with strange injuries, from the time they enter the department until they leave.