Casualty falls count on rise

MORE people have turned up at the Lothians' casualty wards over the past weeks as a result of slipping on ice, health chiefs have said.

The freezing weather has caused hazardous conditions underfoot, which is being seen at accident and emergency wards.

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The health board's director of facilities John Jack said: "Over the past couple of weeks we have seen an increase in the number of patients coming in with injuries sustained through slips and falls."