New Year's Eve takes the fall

People are far more likely to be admitted to hospital for trips and falls on New Year's Eve than for any other cause, research shows.

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Trips and falls account for more New Year's Eve injuries than any other cause

People are far more likely to be admitted to hospital for trips and falls on New Year's Eve than for any other cause, research shows.

Data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre revealed more than 1,000 people were admitted last New Year's Eve for falls, including 120 who had tumbled from steps or a ladder.

Some 55 people had fallen out of bed while 27 fell from a chair, the figures for England showed.

A further 120 fell down steps while two children were admitted after falling from playground equipment.

Fifteen people had a fall involving ice skates, skis, roller skates or skateboards, while 222 fell over at the same level by slipping, tripping and stumbling.

The data also showed 21 people were admitted to hospital after being bitten by a dog while seven were bitten or struck by other mammals.

Some 1,690 babies were born in England on December 30 last year and another 1,881 on New Year's Eve.