A&E visits have DOUBLED in Leicester since premier league win
Leicester got boozy and ballsy
Following Leicester City’s premier league title celebrations, Leicester Royal Infirmary has reported twice as many visits, the majority of people arriving over night with alcohol-induced injuries.
The University of Leicester Hospitals NHS trust stated: “Last night and this morning we have seen twice as many patients in our emergency department than we would normally on a Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Events on Saturday saw the Foxes revel in their already secured victory by winning 3-1 against Everton. Roars of crowd cheer rumbled through the city centre and roads swarmed with singing fans of all ages, either sitting on cars or controlling the victory music from the radio. But for some joyous fans the celebrations took a nasty turn.
Rhys Morrow, a second year at Leicester University, said: “I saw a guy passed out by the King Power with about 5 paramedics around him”.
The NHS added: “We expected it to be incredibly busy this weekend and have the necessary plans in place to safely treat our patients.
“A plea is for those who do not need to come into A&E to call NHS 111 for healthcare advice.”
Queues to pub doors lined the streets and many students didn’t get to see the match, but that didn’t stop some. The victory fever hit all, and the eagerness to get involved with the party lead to more injuries – many of which will no doubt add to the fun memories of such a historical event.
A second-year Leicester student reportedly climbed over the seven-foot wall lining the smoking area of The Loaded Dog in fighting FOMO-fashion.
The atmosphere has taken hold of the city, even affecting Leicester students’ studies. Final year, Emma, told The Tab: “I went out three times in the space of a week and drank four bottles of wine despite that I have my dissertation due in in two days”.
Festivities are set to continue, with the Leicester City Open Top Bus Parade scheduled for Monday 16 May, but hopefully the celebratory and alcohol-related injuries will be limited to hangovers.