Spotlight on busy Birmingham A&E departments

It's been a busy bank holiday weekend for our emergency services and ITV News Central has spent the night on an accident and emergency ward at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital to see how they coped.

It comes in the week that 20 senior doctors from the West Midlands signed a letter saying A&E departments were close to breaking point.

Writing to the heads of Trusts, they claim patients are at risk from a combination of "toxic overcrowding" and "institutional exhaustion".

Kate Fisher joined the night shift at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, where patient numbers have increased by 50,000 in the last 10 years.

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