Chesterfield one of worst areas in country for alcohol-related hospital admissions - again

Chesterfield has been named one of the worst places in the country for alcohol-related hospital admissions - for the second consecutive year.

Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 12:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:46 pm
There were more than 339,000 hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions in England in 2015/16.

There were more than 339,000 hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions in England in 2015/16, new figures from Public Health England show.

Blackpool once again topped the list for the number of admissions with 1,163 people needing treatment for an alcohol-related condition for every 100,000 people living there.

Chesterfield is also in the top ten, with 947 admissions for every 100,000 residents.

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All of the worst areas are in the north or Midlands. They include Stoke-on-Trent, Gateshead and Liverpool.

Last year, Chesterfield ranked number four in the top ten local authorities where people were admitted to hospital through alcohol.

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.”

To see the report in full, visit the Public Health England website.