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.
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.
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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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