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A&E staff face 'breaking point'

Prolonged wintry conditions or another outbreak of norovirus will see A&E departments across the country reach "breaking point". The warning from NHS leaders came as surveyed medics, nurses and voters all claimed patients are at an increasing risk.

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ITV News spent 36 hours in an A&E department in July

Emily Cowley was brought in after catching her foot under a door as it opened Credit: ITV News

In July, ITV News spent 36 hours in the A&E department of at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

On the first day, 325 patients with a variety of complaints were treated in 24 hours and a total of 235 on the second.

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