Top emergency doctors from the Midlands say the rise in people turning up at Accident & Emergency departments 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.
One Leicester MP who is also the Shadow Health Minister says action needs to be taken now before our wards suffer a repeat of the winter backlog.
Our health reporter Victoria Davies has this special report on A&E in crisis.
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