Chesterfield named as binge drinking hotspot

Chesterfield is a binge drinking hotspot
Chesterfield is a binge drinking hotspot

Chesterfield is among the worst places in the country for binge drinking.

The town ranked number four in the top ten local authorities where people were admitted to hospital through alcohol.

The figures show alcohol is putting more people in hospital in Blackpool than anywhere else in England - again - and all the drinking hotspots were in the North or the Midlands

New figures from Public Health England show Blackpool was the worst place in the country for alcohol-related admissions to hospital for the third year running.

North Tyneside, Stoke-on-Trent, Chesterfield and Wolverhampton completed the top five areas with the highest rates.

A spokesman for Chesterfield Royal Hospital said: “Whilst we do experience a number of alcohol related injuries and people attending our Emergency Department having had too much to drink, we also recognise that alcohol dependency is an issue in itself.

“We work in partnership with Derbyshire Healthcare to have access to a liaison service which includes a Hospital Alcohol and Drugs Liaison Nurse Specialist Team that is able to offer help and advice those who present with an alcohol dependency and would like to access it.

“In terms of causing an added pressure on our emergency services we would urge anyone going on a night out to please drink responsibly. Nobody wants to end the night in an emergency department so it’s important to know your limits and enjoy yourself safely.”