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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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Grandfather brought to A&E after a week feeling unwell

An 87-year-old man has been brought in to the A&E by his granddaughter.

He came in last week because he wasn't feeling well and as his condition has not improved the family decided to bring him back today.

He was seen by a nurse at home and she also recommended he come in to hospital.

His granddaughter told ITV News they had not called called 111 or taken him to see his GP: "The nurse said bring him in so we just did that."

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