Builder Ernest Breeze managed to cut off the end of his finger with a circular saw.
He first went to nearby Heartlands Hospital just before 1.30pm today but, after the bleeding was stopped, was bandaged up and referred here to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where a hand specialist will likely fit a cap on to the end of his digit.
It means he has to go through the A&E waiting process twice in one afternoon.
"Next time, I'd come straight here," Ernest said.
A&E departments across the country are having what some people call "a challenging" time and others say is a full-blown crisis.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is a major trauma centre treating the most severely injured casualties from across the Midlands.