A man is rushed into the emergency unit, battling to breath. He urgently needs oxygen but, in his state of confusion, is fighting off the doctors. Moments later, a teenager is wheeled in with multiple stab wounds – earlier left for dead in a pool of water on a freezing night. Battling fatigue and sometimes violent patients, this is the Mitchells Plain Emergency Unit where inexperienced doctors become trauma specialists. Carte Blanche spends a night, watching these selfless doctors desperately trying to save lives.