More than 30 ambulances in first 12 hours of Tuesday

The ambulance arrival area at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham today. Credit: ITV News

The majors unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E has received 33 ambulances since midnight.

Most common among the ambulance complaints are chest pain and shortness of breath.

The unit is yet to receive a major trauma - a big road traffic accident, for example - on this shift.

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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.