Another BBC article which describes how changing the way individuals with alcohol problems are dealt with could save the NHS millions. The Radar ward at the Chapman Barker unit is unique in the UK. It takes patients directly from A&E units across Manchester. Dr Chris Daly, the lead consultant at the unit is quoted as saying:
"We were very surprised that a significant proportion, maybe as much as 50% of the patients [that we see], were not open to any services and some of them had never been seen by alcohol services before, so it's almost as if we're dealing with a different sort of population,".
"These are people who are maybe only using their A&E department as their main source of treatment for their alcohol problems."