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British Hospital Survey
LONDON, ENGLAND--The shocking lack of hospital facilities for the estimated 356,000 alcoholics in England and Wales has been revealed in a report published by the Helping Hand Organization, which operates rehabilitation units for alcoholics.
There are only 381 hospital beds--or one bed per 934 alcoholics! Nearly half of the beds--183--are in the London area, leaving only 198 for other areas. Yet even in London, those seeking urgent treatment must often be placed on a waiting list. The need is so great, says the report, that even the planned building of eight new regional units, with...
-- The Journal