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Paying if you are hospitalised for alcohol consumption

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Paying if you are hospitalised for alcohol consumption

Additional Information

Many people are hospitalised due to their consumption of alcohol, whether it is an accident that is caused due to being drunk or alcohol poisoning.

I propose that people should have to pay for the labour, equipment and time it takes to sort these people out, as at the moment people are able to get as drunk as they want with the knowledge they will be taken, for free, to a hospital for the night. These people waste time and money: drinking alcohol is a choice but getting ill is not.

Hospitals could also charge extra and would receive profit to go towards buying equipment, hiring more staff or building new research facilities.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

Please see: "NHS should not be free to all"

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