Alcohol admissions cripple London hospitals

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The NHS has this week revealed that in 2018, almost 170,000 people were admitted to hospitals across London because of alcohol.

Analysis of the statistics by alcohol addiction treatment experts UKAT reveals that the number of people admitted into hospital because of alcohol has risen across London by 28% since 2012/13, and is a figure that has continued to rise for the last six years.

In 2018/19, 169,670 people admitted to hospital where the primary reason or a secondary diagnosis was linked to alcohol, 10% more than the previous year (154,580) and 28% more than in 2012/13 (132,310).

Conditions for hospital admission due to alcohol include cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, alcohol poisoning, and alcoholic liver disease.

UKAT’s analysis shows the boroughs with the highest number of alcohol-related hospital admissions in 2018/19 include Ealing (8,900), Brent (7,970) and Enfield (6,790).

And over the last six years, their analysis shows huge rises in hospital admissions for Harrow (65% rise), Brent (54% rise) and Hounslow (54% rise).

Not one borough across London had managed to lower it’s rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions over six years.

Alcohol-related NHS hospital admissions across London

2012/13

2018/19

6 year rise or fall in hospital admissions

Barking and Dagenham

3,050

3,740

23%

Barnet

5,480

6,720

23%

Bexley

3,910

4,990

28%

Brent

5,190

7,970

54%

Bromley

5,090

5,760

13%

Camden

3,700

4,490

21%

Croydon

6,230

6,770

9%

Ealing

6,240

8,900

43%

Enfield

5,270

6,790

29%

Greenwich

4,040

5,060

25%

Hackney

3,850

5,310

38%

Hammersmith and Fulham

3,200

4,400

38%

Haringey

4,300

4,900

14%

Harrow

3,640

6,020

65%

Havering

3,970

5,070

28%

Hillingdon

5,180

6,610

28%

Hounslow

4,110

6,270

53%

Islington

4,130

4,260

3%

Kensington and Chelsea

2,170

2,920

35%

Kingston upon Thames

2,160

3,120

44%

Lambeth

4,770

6,270

31%

Lewisham

4,400

5,490

25%

Merton

2,840

3,870

36%

Newham

4,840

6,060

25%

Redbridge

4,440

5,000

13%

Richmond upon Thames

2,450

3,470

42%

Southwark

4,690

6,220

33%

Sutton

3,260

4,120

26%

Tower Hamlets

3,630

4,630

28%

Waltham Forest

4,790

4,940

3%

Wandsworth

3,940

5,100

29%

Westminster

3,360

4,430

32%

NHS Statistics on Alcohol, analysed and presented by UK Addiction Treatment Group
City of London data not provided by NHS

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