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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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More patients expected after rush hour

Sister June Sargent behind the nurse's station in A&E. Credit: ITV News / Steve Gardner

Sister June Sargeant, the nurse in charge of the nightshift at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham A&E unit, says that the walk-ins tend to start increasing mid-morning, once GP surgeries have opened and people start waking up.

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