Alcohol-related hospital admissions in UK top 1million

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hospital-corridorx200Alcohol-related admissions to hospitals in England have topped 1 million in a year for the first time – and have more than doubled in less than a decade, according to official statistics.

An NHS Information Centre   report said admissions had increased by 12% between 2008-09 and 2009-10.

These include alcohol-related falls and accidents as well as cirrhosis, cancers, heart disease and mental health problems.

The number of admissions reached 1,057,000 in 2009-10 compared with 945,500 in 2008-09 and 510,800 in 2002-03.

Men comprised of nearly two-thirds of admissions (63%).

The UK’s Department of Health will publish a new alcohol strategy later this year.

To view the report, click here