THE 12 days of Christmas are now drawing to a close – but the NHS across Kirklees has seen a spate of accidents over the past year that tie in with the famous festive rhyme.
So here we give you the 12 days of Christmas in the style of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust and NHS Kirklees taken from injuries and ailments they’ve had to deal with throughout 2011.
12 drummers drumming:
Let’s hope they weren’t jamming for too long – unlike the 83 people admitted for overexertion and strenuous or repetitive movements within Kirklees which was nearly three times the 32 admitted in Calderdale.
11 pipers piping:
But obviously not too loudly as nobody across Yorkshire and the Humber was admitted in the past year for exposure to noise.
In limited space it appears, as 68 hospital admissions were made in Kirklees for bumping into or striking against another person.
Nine ladies dancing:
Let’s hope they used a dance floor and avoided the celebrity fad of Dancing on Ice unlike the 17 people admitted in Kirklees for falling on ice skates, skis, roller-skates or a skateboard.
Machine methods could be the safer option as nobody in Kirklees was admitted for contact with agricultural machinery although 14 people were bitten or struck by mammals other than a dog or rat.
Very safely in Kirklees as nobody was admitted for getting injured by jumping or diving into water.
Just watch out when you boil the eggs.
Across Yorkshire 73 people were injured using hot household appliances but none of them from within Kirklees.
Five Gold Rings:
A coaster could prevent mulled wine leaving undesirable rings on tables but a bit of care could have helped the seven people who were admitted in Kirklees for contact with hot drinks.
In total 178 were admitted across Yorkshire.
Four Colly Birds:
Not to be confused with Colly dogs. A total of 62 people were bitten or struck by a dog in Kirklees in the past year, which is more than double those bitten in Calderdale and nearly third less than in Wakefield.
Three French hens:
Residing in a treacherous hen house apparently, as 44 people in Kirklees were injured using non-powered hand tools.
Two turtle doves:
A sighting that is just so rare, it must have been responsible for causing 107 people to lose concentration and slip on the ice in Kirklees.
And a partridge in a pear tree:
Turns out the partridge is not the only one to be up in the trees, as hospitals in Kirklees admitted 18 people who had fallen out of a tree in the past year.
The report is based on the amount of hospital admissions for 2010/2011 and was derived from the Hospital Episode Statistics.