A friend of ours has just finished a two week …

Comment on Police presence cuts turnover of pub by 40% by Leigh Childs.

A friend of ours has just finished a two week stint at the emergency department at our hospital and she said it was quite boring as there wasn’t much to do. What wonderful news. Could it be that having Police outside take away liquor outlets and on motor cycles is keeping people out of hospital, if that is the case … yipeee.
Erwin, would you be able to verify this with the hospital?
[Yes, Leigh … will call them tomorrow. Merry Christmas, Erwin.]

Leigh Childs Also Commented

Police presence cuts turnover of pub by 40%
Russell, I was just making the point that with the alcohol tap [maybe] turned down that [maybe] one of the knock on effects is [maybe] less people in the emergency department. Did you notice that I asked Erwin to check on my assumption?
No, police are not paid to keep people out of the hospital, I did not say that or imply that they should or keep this as an “ongoing operation”.
What I did want to point out is that the whole community benefits from alcohol taps being turned down and with proper fact / information gathering the pressure is kept on the powers that be to put permanent restrictive measures in place.
Merry Christmas, Russell. I look forward to your input on these pages next year, happy 2013.
[ED – I just spoke with the hospital’s media person and she is endeavouring to get us a response today. Cheers, Erwin.]

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