Drunk tanks could ease the burden on emergency services
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Drunk tanks could ease the burden on emergency services

Nick Evans Freelance journalist

More ‘safe spaces’ for intoxicated patients could save the NHS £100 million a year, according to study

In a recent study, 70% of emergency department (ED) attendances on Friday and Saturday nights were found to be alcohol related.

Emergency Nurse. 25, 09, 8-9. doi: 10.7748/en.25.09.8.s8

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