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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NHS walk-in centres offer an alternative to a visit to A&E, dealing with minor illnesses and injuries.