There were a record number of boozed-up revellers in A&E during World Cup run as NHS gears up for New Year’s Eve parties

RECORD numbers of boozed-up revellers poured into A&E units during England’s World Cup run, NHS figures show.

They reveal 711 alcohol-related hospital attendances after the quarter-finals win over Sweden — double that of a normal July day.

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There were 711 alcohol-related hospital visits the day England beat Sweden in the World Cup
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Dele Alli powers his header past Olsen to double the lead for England and put them on course for the semis
Dele Alli powers his header past Olsen to double the lead for England and put them on course for the semis

And with millions going to New Year parties, health bosses have reminded the nation that the NHS does not stand for “National Hangover Service”.

The festive period also sees an increase in people needing emergency treatment due to booze.

On the Friday before Christmas last year, 465 people were rushed to hospital after drinking too much.
It compares with 213 on the same day in 2016.

Crowds erupt at Wireless Festival as they enjoy England’s victory against Sweden
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The NHS is preparing for the festive season with New Year parties around the corner
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Dr Clifford Mann, NHS England’s clinical lead for accident & emergency, said: “I’ve seen how drunk and sometimes aggressive people can put extra stress and pressure on paramedics, nurses and other staff.

“As we prepare to see in the New Year I’d urge everyone not to overdo it.” It costs the NHS £2.7billion a year to treat sozzled Brits.



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