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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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Hedgecutter leaves hospital with repaired lip

Scott Shaw leaves QEHB with a repaired lip. Credit: ITV News

Scott Shaw has now left the hospital after having his lip stitched up.

He came in to the A&E this morning after a slip with a hedgecutter left him with a nasty gash.

"The worst part was the injections - they were very sharp," he said. "But after that I couldn't feel anything."

The only snag was a 30-minute wait at reception to be issued with a prescription.

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