The use of alcohol in hospitals decreases
Recent research has shown that medical advances and a better understanding of the treatment of disease has led to a dramatic fall in the amount of alcohol used in Irish hospitals. Whereas alcohol was frequently used across a range of treatments, it has been replaced by a diet of more modern and effective treatments.
In Steeven’s Hospital, for instance, £275 worth of alcohol was used in 1884. With the shift away from alcohol the spend in 1905 had fallen to a mere £75. The same story is repeated across the hospitals of Ireland, and the research argues that the days of alcohol being used in hospitals are numbered.