After queues formed at the A&E before and over the lunchtime, the waiting room in the minor injuries clinic is almost empty.
The numbers arriving at A&E flow throughout the day and the next peak is expected around the evening rush hour.
The staff would normally expect all the cubicles in the department to be full by now, but some remain open this afternoon.
There have been 17 further admissions from ambulances in the last four hours.
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.