Mohammed Arfan was referred to A&E by his GP this morning.
He had bad earache and, after taking his kids to school, booked an emergency appointment with a doctor, who sent him to QEHB.
He has seen the triage nurse and is now waiting to see a consultant and to be given antibiotics.
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.