Interesting Fact - A&E

With recent calls for drunks to be banned from A&E (Accident and Emergency) departments in NHS hospitals, according to charity Alcohol Concern, 1/3 of people seeking treatment were under the influence, this rises to 40% at the weekend, and a shocking 70% of people who seek treatment in the early hours.

(In 2013 over 1 million patients were admitted to hospital in the UK with alcohol related illnesses or injuries, at a cost of £3.5 billion.

One problem I faced on having hurt myself in the early hours, is that 100% of doctors and nurses presume you are drunk. (I wasn't.))

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