Follow real patients from Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred hospital as they travel the road to recovery, remission or relapse.
Filmed at of one of Australia's leading public hospitals, Royal Prince Alfred in Sydney, RPA gives viewers unique access to the hospital's emergency department, wards and operating theatres where patients often have their lives in the balance.
The stars of RPA are the patients who share their experiences with a national television audience. They, together with their families and the dedicated medical professionals, allow viewers to witness their most intimate and life-changing experiences. Simply introduced by narrator Max Cullen, these people tell their own compelling stories of courage and determination, unrehearsed and unbridled, as they happen.
RPA is shot in "access all areas" style. From admission to discharge, a consenting patient's progress is not only monitored closely by hospital medical staff, but also by RPA's production crew. This intimate style of filming the patients demystifies medical procedures and illnesses, helping to inform and educate viewers about important health issues. (Source: Australia Network)