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.
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.