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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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Lip injury referred to QEHB to see plastic surgeon

Scott Shaw's lip was badly cut on a hedge trimmer. Credit: ITV News

Scott Shaw was cutting a hedge with a motorised trimmer when he slipped and cut his lip on the machine - he says he was lucky his injury wasn't much worse.

He was referred from an A&E unit to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham because of the specialist plastic surgeon who can repair his lip here.

He has seen a triage nurse but is expecting a long wait for the surgeon to become available.

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