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UKTV has commissioned brand-new observational documentary series Nurses Down Under (10x60').

Nurses Down Under will take viewers straight to the heart of Sydney's frontline, with exclusive access to the incredible men and women who are working in hospitals across the vibrant Australian city. From A&E incidents to operations in theatre, deliveries in maternity wards and the race against time of the organ transplantation team.

The series will follow nurses in three of Sydney's major hospitals as they deal with life and death situations each and every day. Nurses hailing from Australia, alongside their British and Irish ex pat colleagues, will share their extraordinary personal stories as they work round the clock to provide urgent care to those in need. W will have access to men and women at different levels within the nursing profession including nurse probationers just starting out in their career, through to midwives and specialists in the organ donor team.

UKTV's Helen Nightingale said: "We are delighted to be working with ITV Studios Australia on this fascinating and heart-warming new series. The producers have done an excellent job at gaining access to a fantastic new team of frontline workers who can give us a real sense of what it's like to be a nurse in these extraordinary times."

W's Channel Director, Adam Collings, said: "Now more than ever do we need to celebrate frontline heroes across the globe, so we are thrilled to have this brilliant documentary series coming to W later this year. We may be thousands of miles away from Australia, but there's possibly many more similarities in this environment than we might think. Nurses Down Under will mix emotional stories with the lighter moments that our viewers know and love, making this a perfect new addition to the schedule."

The series is produced by ITV Studios Australia and is set to air later this year.


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