Health providers expecting accident-prone influx tomorrow

Health providers are expecting one of the busiest days of the year tomorrow, as Christmas mishaps take their toll.

Bumps, bruises, burns, colds and flus are just some of the ailments expected to take up the time of doctors across the country.

Statistics show that December 27 is typically the busiest day of the year for accident clinics, with cases jumping by 40%.

Dr Brian Gaffney of the VHI Swiftcare programme said people were particularly prone to accidents at this time of the year.

People out and about involved in sporting activities or in bad weather "are more inclined to be involved in slips and injuries", he said.

More in this Section

CIF serves infrastructure warning to Government ahead of Budget 2017

Seamus Heaney HomePlace officially opened by Heaney family

NAMA criticised for failing to investigate alleged fixer's fee

Torture concerns prompt call for firm to stop training Bahrain's security forces


Today's Stories

Man accused of lying over twins miscarriage to get bail

TD urges expulsion of Russian ambassador to Ireland

Disabled residents exposed to fire and care risks

Irish hair stylist Gareth Bromell makes the cut for Taylor Swift

Lifestyle

Teens triumph over troubles with Happiness Skills book

Ask Audrey has been sorting out Cork people for years

Mick Flannery is looking at life from both sides with an excellent new album

Do advances in technology mean we're closer to finding alien life?

More From The Irish Examiner