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Event raises alcohol awareness


Staff, patients and visitors to George Eliot Hospital learnt more about the dangers of consuming too much alcohol as members of the George Eliot Hospital public health team marked Alcohol Awareness Week 2012.

The team invited people to take part in a range of activities including wearing beer goggles and guessing how many units of alcohol there were in a drink.

Jane Wright, Public Health Manager said, “The event went really well and was enjoyed by all members of staff who took part. We were able to raise awareness of alcohol and its effects in a fun and friendly way which meant everyone could get involved.

“The theme of this year’s event was ‘it’s time to talk about drinking’ and it was a great opportunity for us to talk to local people about the problems associated with high levels of alcohol consumption. The event definitely proved a bit of an eye-opener for some people so hopefully they will have learnt some valuable lessons.”

For alcohol advice you can call the health trainers at George Eliot Hospital on 024 7639 0008. Help is also available from The Recovery Partnership (www.cw-recovery.org.uk), a local charity that offer help to people with alcohol problems. More information is available from www.nhs.uk/

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