MAAC to feature in new CBBC series

A brand new medical series for children is to hit our TV screens tonight (Wednesday 3rd October) and MAAC aircrew are some of the stars of the show!

‘Operation Ouch’ is a brand new 13 part medical series, for children’s channel CBBC. The show is fronted by identical twins Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken, and is packed with incredible facts about the human body.

In the programme, the two doctors experiment and explore their way through the fascinating world of medicine and biology, showing and explaining the amazing things the human body can do.

The series will also de-mystify for younger viewers what happens in hospitals and what happens when an ambulance is called to an emergency.

Both Midlands Air Ambulance crew and West Midlands Ambulance Service will feature in the series, giving viewers of all ages an insight into the lifesaving work they do every day.

Paramedic Jan Vann, one of the WMAS staff who was filmed responding to emergency calls for the series, said: "It was very enjoyable being filmed doing my job as a paramedic and will hopefully help children understand the roll of the ambulance service in real emergencies.

It will help take away the fear factor of some of the medical equipment we use and also going in an ambulance.  Hopefully it will also help educate youngsters on what kind of situation you should call 999 for medical help."

The series is packed with non-stop action as Dr Chris and Dr Xand meet staff in the busy paediatric emergency departments at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Each episode will feature children admitted to the A&E wards, following their journey from diagnosis through to recovery and treatment. The series also features animated inserts that explain just how cool our bodies really are.

Operation Ouch will be aired on CBBC every Wednesday, with the first episode tonight at 5.45pm.

The series is made up of 13 x 30 mins episodes and will feature a number of NHS Trusts.

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