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Booze Related Hospital Admissions Soar

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 9:55am 1st February 2012 (Updated 7:17am 2nd February 2012)

The number of people being rushed to hospital in Cornwall because of alcohol soars.

In the last seven years rates have nearly doubled.

A major health report says between 2009 and 2010 nearly 27 thousand were treated.

That is for everything from minor injuries to liver disease.

Rob Taylor is an emergency consultant at Treliske:

"It happens on most days of the week, but obviously is more of a problem at weekends.

"Some people just come in drunk with a decreased level of consciousness and obviously that's a danger because you could injure yourself if you're not aware of what you're doing. Some people do come in with injuries and we see all sorts of injuries from alcohol. They may be minor injuries but they could also be nasty things like car crashes. And then we see people who come in ill from alcohol. That might by through liver problems. It might be through the fact that they have taken an overdose of something else because they've been inebriated at the time. So a whole spectrum of illness. And it's not just in adults either. Certainly in the teenage group we see people attending week on week.

“Certainly out of hours, and by that I mean in the evenings and at weekends it takes up a lot of our time and a lot of our resources and keeps our nurses and doctors busy and that must have a huge effect on the NHS as a whole".

The report from the South West Public Health Observatory looks at things like the type of admissions, which areas of Cornwall are worst hit, the age of patients and also whether they are admitted more than once.

You can read it in full here

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