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SALFORD TOPS COUNTRY FOR ALCOHOL RELATED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
 

Star date: 8th May 2018

OVER 7,000 ALCOHOL RELATED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS IN SALFORD

New figures from the NHS show that Salford has the highest rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions in England.

There were 7,330 admissions last year, or 3,500 per 100,000 population, compared to Rutland, the lowest rate in the country with 1,390 admissions per 100,000 population.

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Salford highest rate of alcohol related hospital admissions
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New figures released by the NHS for the year 2016-17 show that Salford has the highest rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions in England.

This 'broad measure' is based on admissions where the 'primary reason for hospital admission or a secondary diagnosis was linked to alcohol'. Using this criteria, Salford had 7,330 admissions, a rate of 3,500 per 100,000 population, well above everywhere in the North West and England as a whole.

Manchester, while having numerically more admissions, had a much lower rate than Salford with 3,070 per 100,000 population. Most places in the country have a rate of between 1,500 and 2,500.

When broken down into gender, the admissions were overwhelmingly males, with 4,900 men admitted to hospital with alcohol-related issues (a rate of 4,890 per 100,000 population, the highest in the country), compared to 2,430 women admitted - a rate of 2,230 per 100,000 population, only beaten by Blackpool women and joint second highest in the country with Stoke and Hull.

This 'broad measure' covers everything from mental and behavioural disorders due to alcohol use, to liver disease, the toxic effect of alcohol and cardiovascular diseases.

On what the NHS classes as a 'narrow measure', where the 'main reason for admission to hospital was attributable to alcohol', which includes cancer and unintentional injuries, Salford did slightly better, with 1,930 admissions to hospital, a rate of 860 per 100,000 population. The worst in the country was Blackpool with 1,550 per 100,000 population.

Despite concerted efforts to bring down the numbers and rates of alcohol-related hospital admissions in Salford, the number of 'broad measure' admissions has reduced by just sixty from the previous year 2015-16.


See also previous related Salford Star article: Salford Alcohol Centre of England – click here

Salford Star wrote
at 12:26:38 on 11 May 2018
See comments below - what the hell has all this to do with alcohol related hospital admissions? Go away!!! Anything else off subject will be blocked!!!
 
Rayofsunshine wrote
at 12:24:43 on 11 May 2018
Felsey, why won't you come clean on how you arrive at the voter bribe of £12000 per household? Is it because you're not too hot at math or have you just plucked the figure out of thin air? How, if you were Mayor (which, thankfully won't happen), would you handle a) internal,i.e., within Salford City Council, opposition to your systematic looting and b) opposition from other councils within Greater Manchester? Finally, where would the cash come to pay the tax on any monies raised by asset disposal?
 
Felsey Cash Point wrote
at 12:24:40 on 11 May 2018
Hi my friend Or. Seems you accept I am correct on savings. And a simple search of Facebook finds me there if you prefer to take that communication option. Fact is the actual campaign is just over 20 months away. The Cash Back idea came to me while watching Corrie Street where Aiden’s end changed Weatherfield forever. Salford needs to improve forever and my cash back one policy stand aimed at 80% that did not vote offers their cash from Council assets for a simple cross on a Mayoral election slip. Will you seriously not join and vote for cash back? Well ask any of the 80% if their family want up to £14,000 instead of Labour invested schemes. And also get my no increase in Council Tax for 4 years.
 
Asking wrote
at 11:12:49 on 11 May 2018
Can Salford Star get a freedom of information to check Salford council asset value. The only thing on the bus this morning was talk about the Felsey cash for votes. I know people suffering cuts to services, rent increases, council window tax and worse. If true the cash for votes will help everyone. Labour stop running around like red arse flees attacking Felse instead tell us how much of our shares and cash do you have stashed away in hidden assets?
 
Or wrote
at 08:50:31 on 11 May 2018
Look Felse---It is not going to happen------just like you becoming Major--so stop talking shite on here and start a blog or facebook group.
 
Bob the regular wrote
at 07:17:40 on 11 May 2018
I dont know if dailliance was joking, but I do know he was right.Some years ago ,I used to go to the same gym as a senior director of Salfords favourite brewery.His veiw was that "Pubs were not part of the problem, but part of the answer to the problem".I like many others ,was going in pubs at 14. In them days ,you had to learn to behave, and drink responsibly. The flood of cheap beer in supermarkets, has led to less people going to the pubs, so pub prices have gone up in a viscous circle. The government dont help. they dont like people drinking and talking togeother anymore.They think the peasants are plotting against them.They would much rather have the discontent sitting around at home drinking themselves to death on cheap cider. Adolf Hitler ,the worlds best known te-totaler did not close the beer houses down in Germany, he knew thats where his best supporters were.Our governments know where its enemies are, thats why they dont like us going in pubs.
 
Felsey wrote
at 19:47:40 on 10 May 2018
Sorry again writer Or but let us get it right. Just check out now https://www.gov.uk/housing-benefits/eligibility. In fact if any citizen feels affected they can be able to take their divvi in lots across three years avoiding Govermnment claw back. While others can take the lot in one go to help regenerate Salford’s economy. This is not fraud because these assets already belong to us all. It is more questionably why any Labour council chooses to keep the cash away from the local citizens. Ray please also note it is not fraud because an elected Mayor has the full power to save jobs, improve social wellbeing and redistribute the wealth evenly. Of course it means the Mayor cannot take out the equal amount themself. Which makes me guarantee I would not take any of the wealth kitty. Not one penny to ensure no get out of jail card is needed. If the people want their cash let them have it I say.
 
wrote
at 19:47:36 on 10 May 2018
Can I ask exactly how Felse proposes to become Mayor? I suggest he stands in every local election in the near future and when he sees how few votes he gets, concedes he will never be Mayor. Stop dreaming and shut up.
 
Rayofsunshine wrote
at 15:46:04 on 10 May 2018
Felsey,please could you explain how you arrived at the proposed bribe of £12000 per household? As our American Cousins say,"do the math!"
 
Wait a Sec.... wrote
at 15:45:57 on 10 May 2018
I have to ask a question of our dear political agitator on the Salford Star...Just what have you won exactly Mr Felse. I read your visions , your plans and how you're going to solve things. One Minute you are as dyed-in-the-wool tory as our current PM - selling off public assets to all and sundry...the next you've experienced a Damascene conversion - all council assets to public ownership, politically you're a pendulum - and that's dangerous if you're aiming to be a local politician.
 
OR wrote
at 13:13:22 on 10 May 2018
Housing benefit level is £6000 Felse.
 
Rayofsunshine wrote
at 13:13:16 on 10 May 2018
@Wrote, I think you misunderstand my criticism of Felsey. What I'm trying to establish is a) that the promise of £12000 divi for every citizen is fraudlant and b) Felsey has no intention of running for Mayor in 2020 - over the last few years, Felsey has a track record of bottling it when it comes to standing in elections!
 
Rayofsunshine wrote
at 13:13:08 on 10 May 2018
Felsey what do you think would happen to an individual or organisation where assets are sold whilst liabilities are retained? Simple - BANKRUPTCY !! You are "The weakest link"!
 
dalliance wrote
at 09:16:04 on 10 May 2018
There were never any alcohol-related admissions at Salford Royal or Hope when there was a pub on every corner and everyone just drank their lives away.
 
The Jester wrote
at 09:15:58 on 10 May 2018
As Felse cannot make up his mind about which party he is going to follow, join or start (what happened to that one he was on about after the Claremont election disaster last year??) , can I suggest that he is made Salford council Court Jester? This position would not depend on which party was in power, so Felse would always have the position. I am sure some people find him amusing but he has all the charm,charisma and desirabilty of haemorrhoids after eating a particularly hot vindaloo.
 
Felsey wrote
at 09:15:42 on 10 May 2018
Sorry Or to correct you. The limit on savings before the benefit claims hits problems is £16,000 which means these deserving Salford folk will enjoy the windfall like everyone else. In fact it may help some set up shop as we will need all empty shops to open to meet demand. I would wave business rates for all new start up shops to help generate enterprise. My stand is about us making our Salford the post Brexit capital City where spreading the windfall will attract investment on a world scale. Why is no other visionary planning a glowing future for Salford. Instead of drink problems I want jobs, homes, roads, spending choices and everyone happy. I call it City Well-being and it is all about people.
 
wrote
at 09:15:32 on 10 May 2018
So Labour not denying Felsey can give every home in Salford cash back. I voted Labour but for 12000 he can have my vote. A new bicycle for all the family yes please it is great news.
 
Rayofsunshine wrote
at 20:03:51 on 09 May 2018
Felsey, like Bojo is an immoral chancher!
 
Felsey wrote
at 20:03:39 on 09 May 2018
Ray how you miss the target. I have trained over 400 Health Mentors to combat alcohol, drugs and obesity and I am pleased with this last 10 years' work. I wrote the rule book for City and Guilds on healthy wellbeing who has 2million learners a year. My compilation of the Health and Safety Act 1974 stands as robust today as ever, printed on walls of every business in the UK for 5.7million SMEs and at every large company. I suggest check your facts, in fact I want all Salford Council's asset cash to reimburse local people and improve their mental health in whatever way each thinks fit. I respect thinking adults which is why I go back to the Tories, the ones "Salford 2020" fit.
 
Felsey wrote
at 16:54:00 on 09 May 2018
Yes Carling is right it is so easy for me to fix our Salford from austerity. Let us ask the people. Vote to get your money back to spend as you please or vote to let our Labour council stash the cash away out of your reach. Someone says “They think I was always a Tory”. Fact is the Labour lot has lost my confidence and if I get the call from Tory’s HQ I will prove why I and thousands of ex Labour voters in Salford would rather have Boris as PM than have the Jeremy Corbyn team anywhere near number 10 steps. Oh did I say Boris - yes I did. He like me has the winning magic.
 
Rayofsunshine wrote
at 16:53:48 on 09 May 2018
Felsey, typical tory - reducing human happiness to purely a question of pounds and pence! Felsey's sickening concern for the city's alcoholics is pure bs ! Felsey has a mantra of pure asset stripping;a brief feast followed by an eternal famine! Yes, the people of Salford deserve a better standard of living. The wherewithal to fund such an improvement should come from the ruling class, not from the raping of the public sector!
 
George in Labour wrote
at 16:52:52 on 09 May 2018
Car City if a few families club together they can get a BMW5s or Jag F pace. Salford with new cars in every street. I like Felsey’s approach my £12k rebate will buy the family a holiday caravan. Tory or not I say bring it on Michael J Felse
 
Carling wrote
at 14:48:02 on 09 May 2018
It’s not living in Salford that drives me to drink, but reading Felsey’s regular urgings, demands, pontifications and amazingly simple economic solutions for the city’s woes.
 
Or wrote
at 14:47:58 on 09 May 2018
If you gave £12,000 to each home, anyone getting benefits would get them reduced or have to get rid of the money quickly or have their benefits reduced or stopped. Anyone who is already doing alright would probably go on a decent holiday and end up spending most of the money on that. Anyone with a drink problem would be able to afford a lot of drink until the money ran out. End result, the council has no assets left and other than the off licences, pubs and supermarkets, getting a brief spike in profits, there would be very little of the money spent on Salford based businesses. Can you go back to just shutting up please?
 
Arnold Rimmer wrote
at 14:47:52 on 09 May 2018
Doesn't Salford Royal have a huge catchment area? So really the story should be Salford *Hospital* gets lots of alcohol related patients not Salford as the misleading title suggests. Salford also has a speciality in dealing with alcoholism so probably gets loads of non-Salford patients transferred too which will increase figures.
 
wrote
at 14:46:53 on 09 May 2018
Good old Felsey. Give everyone money, so they can rush out and buy a few more cans of Stella!
 
Felsey wrote
at 09:35:14 on 09 May 2018
I always ask the question why. Is it living in Labour Salford that drives so many citizens to drink. If I was Mayor all Council assets would return to electors, estimate £12,000 each home. That would be good reason to be happy. I trust happier days ensure less depression bringing less overindulgence hence saving Salford Royal stress by pushing Salford well down the UK drinkers table.
 
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