Hospital admissions due to dog attacks rise by over 50% in 10 years according to new figures
SCOTLAND'S hospitals have treated more than 55,000 cases resulting from dog attacks in the last decade, it has been revealed.
Meanwhile, the number of such attacks each year has risen by almost 50% over the last 10 years.
The figures were revealed by talk radio station LBC, which used Freedom of Information laws to ask all health boards to reveal how many cases accident-and-emergency (A&E) staff have had to deal with.
Between 2006 and 2016 there were 55,093 cases, with 15,993 of these happening in the Greater Glasgow area, according to the data.
Over the period, A&E staff in... read more
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