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Alcoholic Drinks: Accident and Emergency Departments

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the demands on accident and emergency services of each NHS acute hospital trust arising from alcohol consumption; and if he will make a statement. (193438)

The Government recently assessed alcohol-related demands on accident and emergency (A and E) departments, as part of the evaluation of the impact of the Licensing Act 2003.

The evaluation showed that alcohol-related demands on A and E services appear to have been stable in aggregate, though some individual hospitals have seen increased demands, others a fall.

Information about alcohol-related visits to A and E services is not collected centrally.