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Patients told to avoid Dudley's Russells Hall A&E

Patients have been asked to stay away from an accident and emergency department at a Dudley hospital unless they have a life-threatening condition.

A spokesperson for Russells Hall Hospital said current demand for its emergency service was unprecedented.

Chief Executive Paula Clark said the hospital was under "extreme pressure" and patients at A&E would have "a very long wait".

Patients are instead being asked to go to walk-in centres, GPs or pharmacists.

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