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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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Patient with severe sunburn calls 999

Joanne Goddard called 999 after suffering from severe sunburn for three days - she had been out enjoying the good weather over the weekend.

Joanne said she could not walk because her legs were so badly burned and that she was in a huge amount of pain.

Joanne Goddard has been suffering from severe sunburn for the last three days. Credit: ITV News

When asked if she had considered calling the new 111 number she said she had no idea what it was and would have been unlikely to use it.

Joanne had spoken to her GP but said that the surgery had been unhelpful and told her to use cream, which she had done, but that it made no difference so she called for an ambulance.

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