20,000 people injured falling out of bed each year
More than 20,800 people required hospital treatment after falling out of bed, in just one year, the NHS has revealed.
The odd statistic – which was revealed by the NHS Information Centre – highlights just one of the strange ways Brits injure themselves.
Between March 2010 and February 2011, 12,000 people were treated for falls involving chairs, as were the 6,400 who fell on or from ladders and 1,200 who’d fallen out of trees.
In total falls accounted for 459,300 NHS hospital admissions, which is nearly 18,700 more than the previous 12 month period.
While the greatest percentage of hospital admissions because of a fall was amongst women aged over 80… we’re more intrigued by the 170 admissions for people falling from cliffs.
To find out more visit NHS Information Centre