A SHORT film produced by a Hollywood director showcasing a pioneering service run from Airedale Hospital is to be premiered in London.

The piece, about an initiative that helps patients suffering from serious illness, is being shown today alongside four other documentaries at Sadler's Wells Theatre.

The Power of People series of mini films has been commissioned by the Health Foundation, an independent healthcare charity.

Airedale's documentary spotlights Gold Line, a 24-hour nurse-led telephone advice, support and care co-ordination service for patients who may be in their last year of life.

The film was created by the Lightbox company, which has worked on acclaimed documentaries, including Man On Wire and Keeping Britain Alive.

And its producer was James Kent, perhaps best known for the movie Testament Of Youth.

Will Warburton, director of improvement at the Health Foundation, said: "The Power of People presents different perspectives on innovative ways to provide care, which have changed the lives of both people receiving care and the people caring for them.

"These films are a unique and moving take on how the lives of people using health services and their families can be improved through the determined efforts of those working in health care.

"The demands on our health service are growing – the ideas of the people working in the service will be essential in meeting this challenge."

Dr Helen Livingstone, consultant in palliative medicine at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, is among those attending the film preview.

"We are very proud of our Gold Line service and are delighted with this high-quality film, which captures the essence of what it is about," she said.

"We hope it shows what can be achieved when people are given the time and support to innovate, and that it will inspire others already doing great things in health and social care services to think about what else might be possible."

The Gold Line service was created in partnership with patients, carers, GPs, commissioners and Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands.

Also attending today's screening are Fran Duxbury, who helps run Gold Line; the Airedale trust's director of strategy and business development, Ann Wagner; and Lizzie Procter, Manorlands' hospice director.

The Power of People will also be shown at The Picture House in Keighley next month.