Inspectors of hospital services run by the Heart Of England NHS Trust have found concerns in the treatment of patients at accident and emergency units.
An inspection of Sutton Coldfield's Good Hope Hospital by the Care Quality Commission found patients in distress being ignored by staff, and others left waiting for long periods on trolleys in hospital corridors.
The inspection team also found areas of good practice at the hospital, including the ability to discharge patients effectively, and supporting patients while they were waiting for a 'critical care' bed.
Two of Lincolnshire's NHS Trusts have been branded among the worst in the country by a Care Quality Commission report.
The medical watchdog placed both the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust and the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust in band one - meaning they were at a high risk of failing patients. We spoke to Mike Richards from the CQC.
In a statement, both hospitals said they were making significant progress and were continuing to make improvements to better patient care.
Six Midland hospitals have been labelled "high risk" after inspectors found they fell short of the standards of care expected.
They are among just 24 trusts across the country picked out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as being at the most serious level of concern, including higher than expected death rates at their hospitals.
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust are among those highlighted.
A total of 161 acute trusts across England were inspected by the CQC, and were judged against more than 150 standards.