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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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Nearby hospital refers inpatient with heart palpations

Alisha has been in the eating disorder unit, which is part of a different health trust from the Queen Elizabeth, for about three weeks. Today is the second time she has been sent to A&E with heart palpitations.

Alisha says that last time she came to A&E sha had to wait a long time to be seen. Credit: ITV News

The 18-year-old said that last time it took a long time for her to be seen and her problems had stopped before and so there was no further action.

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