World-renowned documentary series One Born Every Minute is coming to Westmead Hospital. The brand new Australian version of the show will be exclusively filmed at the facility and broadcast on Network 10.
The series will document life within the hospital’s busy birthing unit, focusing on the human stories of women and their families as they welcome babies into the world.
Since launching in the UK in 2010, Endemol Shine’s One Born Every Minute remains the most successful multi-camera documentary series ever produced.
There have been 11 consecutive seasons in the UK and versions have been produced in the United States of America, France, Israel, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic and Denmark.
Westmead Hospital’s women’s health director Donna Garland said the eight-episode series will showcase the high level of care provided by the team in the hospital’s birthing unit.
“The show will undoubtedly celebrate the fantastic care and support we provide to new families every day,” Donna said.
“We are the busiest birthing unit in New South Wales with around 5,500 families choosing to share the birth of their new baby with us every year.
“I am sure the public will enjoy seeing the way we interact and support families during their birthing journey.”
Endemol Shine executive producer Debbie Cuell said the production crew was attracted to the diverse population of patients at Westmead Hospital.
“Western Sydney captures a true picture of Australia with its wonderful diversity and broad range of age groups of women becoming mums,” Debbie said.
“We look forward to showcasing the first Australian season of One Born Every Minute at Westmead Hospital on Channel Ten later this year.”
Pregnant women interested in being on the show and will be giving birth between 1 July and 18 August at Westmead Hospital are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0468 914 953.