Liz Litheritard was getting ready for a game of tennis at a nearby club when she tripped and cut her arm.
She received immediate first aid from staff at the tennis club but was told she "had to go to A&E" and an ambulance was called.
She is now waiting to be seen in the minor injury waiting room.
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.