Scores injured doing home DIY during Covid

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According to data from NHS Digital, more than 5 300 people were admitted to hospital due to injuries from falling off swings and slides. Most were children aged about nine. Photo: Archive
According to data from NHS Digital, more than 5 300 people were admitted to hospital due to injuries from falling off swings and slides. Most were children aged about nine. Photo: Archive

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During a presentation this week, Damian McHugh, head of marketing and distribution for health fund administrator Momentum Health Solutions, said its data indicated that people who had kept themselves busy with DIY jobs during the strict lockdown period kept hospitals busy.

Hospital surveys for all medical funds administered by Momentum Health Solutions showed that hospitals were almost half as full in 2020 and last year as they were in 2019 before the pandemic.

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