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Charge £50 to treat drunk NHS patients to reduce the numbers of non urgent cases until the morning after.

Submitted on Friday 16th December 2011

Published on Friday 16th December 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Sunday 16th December 2012

Signatures: 6

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NHS ~ NHS staff

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Charge £50 to treat drunk NHS patients to reduce the numbers of non urgent cases until the morning after.

Additional Information

Drunk people cause the NHS many problems with aggressive behaviour and abuse which our NHS staff need to deal with on a regular basis. Charging £50 for treating drunk patients (over the drink drive limit) would reduce the number of ambulance calls and drunk patients in our hospitals by delaying the non urgent drunk injuries from attending A&E until they have sobered up (the morning after). A charge of £50 is similar to the cost of a night out drinking and therefore not enough to stop a patient from receiving treatment if required but is enough to help people to question whether or not their immediate treatment is necessary. This could help our hospitals and our NHS staff deserve some help.


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