Half ton hospital

New to TV2, the three-part series Half Ton Hospital goes inside New York’s Brookhaven Hospital – a unique facility trying to save the lives of the world’s fattest people.

For the past year, cameras have had exclusive access to the incredible and touching stories of a group of morbidly obese people; those who normally lock themselves away in their homes. The hospital’s approach is controversial but for the patients it is their last chance to survive the weight, which is killing them.

Brookhaven Hospital’s methods are simple but contentious; a strict regime of diet and exercise, which challenges the health industry’s fascination with quick fixes, fad diets, pills and surgery.