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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ITV Central's Health Correspondent was given exclusive access to the A&E department which is of most concern to Jeremy Hunt.
The Trust, which is in special measures, was named and shamed by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as being one of the worst in the country.
Paul Farrelly, the Labour MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, told ITV Central's political programme Central Lobby.