Top emergency doctors from the Midlands have told ITV News Central the rise in people turning up at Accident & Emergency is now so high medical staff are struggling to cope.
Consultants say the situation is so bad that unless something changes now, patients lives will be at risk.
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A dry, bright and sunny start to the Bank Holiday weekend for most.
A dry bright and sunny start for most on Saturday. Some scattered showers will develop inland through the late morning.
A cold and frosty start to Saturday, though with some sunny spells. Showers then breaking out by afternoon.