Leicester City fans swarm A&E, hospital begs patients to stay home
Leicester Royal Infirmary reported receiving double its usual number of weekend patients after the foxes beat Everton at home 3-1 on Saturday. Hospital staff have pleaded with those who don’t need emergency care to seek health advice over the phone.
“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,” said a statement from the University of Leicester Hospitals NHS Trust.
“We expected it to be incredibly busy this weekend and have the necessary plans in place to safely treat our patients.”
The drain on A&E resources is, of course, down to the many alcohol-related injuries since Leicester City shocked everyone by clawing back from relegation to win the Premier League for the first time in 132 years.
Fans couldn’t quite believe their luck and have been more or less celebrating continuously all week.
Elsewhere tonight we're hearing reports from Leicester that some fans are now dangerously close to sobering up.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 4, 2016
Incredibly, the celebrations are far from over. The Leicester City parade to officially commemorate the team’s success is being held on May 16th, the day after their final match against Chelsea.
Hospital staff – you have been warned.