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The Big Ward   

Information
Series 1: 10x30 | HD | 2016
Series 1: 10x30 | HD | 2018
Production Company
Greenstone
Primary Broadcaster
TVNZ

Some of the fattest people are too big for stomach-stapling surgery, even though it could be their last chance to turn their lives around.

This moving and inspiring observational series follows six patients as they embark on a journey to beat their out-of-control obesity in hope to qualify for the life-saving surgery.

The patients in the Big Ward are forced to change their eating habits and start exercising, but will they have the strength and the determination to reach their goal weight and get the surgery they so desperately need? 

Series 2 - Episode 2

Melissa battles old habits, Jackson misses a crucial appointment and it's a big day for Josephine.

Series 2 - Episode 1

We return to the Manukau super-clinic and follow the journey of several patients attempting to undergo weight-loss surgery. We meet two new bariatric surgery hopefuls Jackson and Mel, and Josephine returns for her fifth weigh-in attempt.

Series 1 - Episode 1

Local documentary series following the emotional journeys of six morbidly obese Kiwis as they prepare for potentially life-saving weight loss surgery at Manukaus Super Clinic.