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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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Boy discharged after 'quick' A&E visit

Ryan left after being told he had only suffered some soft tissue damage to his ankle. Credit: ITV News

Nine-year-old Ryan and his mother Alison have just been discharged from A&E. His ankle suffered some soft tissue damage, but nothing was broken.

Alison said: "He's fine and I can't believe we're out so quickly - we definitely came at the right time."

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