The Big Ward


Genre: Formats, Lifestyle & Food, Medical & Rescue


Duration: 20 x 30


Year of Production: 2016 - 2018


Production Company: Greenstone


Broadcaster: TVNZ


Definition: HD


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 1: 10x30 | HD | 2016

Series 1: 10x30 | HD | 2018