Life in A&E: 'Times are very desperate'
BBC News has been given exclusive access to the Royal Blackburn Hospital - which was once in special measures but is now rated good.
Its A&E department receives more ambulances than any other in the north west of England. Ed Thomas has been speaking to staff and the patients they treat.
Correspondent: Ed Thomas; Producer & Director: Noel Titheradge; Camera: Steve Fildes; Edited by Ed Ram.