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The NHS treats more than a million patients every 36 hours. The A&E at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has seen a sharp increase in numbers and today ITV News examines what is happening in these units.

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  1. Lawrence McGinty

A&E sees over 100 patients before lunchtime

Lawrence McGinty works on his evening news piece inside the edit van at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Credit: ITV News

As we went on air at lunchtime the A&E here had already had over 100 patients and could well be on their way to beating yesterday's record of 325 patients in 24 hours.

I wonder how many came here because they couldn't get a GP's appointment?

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