Oliver Smith reports for Cardiff University’s Gair Rhydd on a new recovery centre for drunk students to open in the city:
A new recovery centre for excessively drunk students is being planned in Cardiff. It is hoped that the new initiative will help to lighten the burden on emergency services such as ambulances and accident and emergency departments.
The project will involve building an ‘ARC’ (Alcohol Recovery Centre), which will be a space where very drunk people can be taken by police and ambulance services to sleep off their drunken stupor. This will essentially be a highly supervised room, providing a safe environment in which to regain sobriety.
One of the main aims of the project appears to be reducing the number of drunken students reaching A&E, and taking up the time of doctors and nurses over other patients with more life-threatening conditions.
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