29/03/2016 11:21 BST

People Checked In To A&E Over The Weekend With A Serious Case Of Easter 'Overindulgence'

'Exercise some self discipline for goodness sake.'

Sickness caused by over-indulging on Easter eggs, hot cross buns and other tasty treats led to a number of people suffering from bad bouts of stomach ache over the long weekend.

But, rather than sitting and recuperating at home, they checked themselves in to A&E.

And no, this is not an early April Fools' joke. 

A spokesperson for South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said on Facebook: "Believe it or not, we do have people coming into A&E with stomach aches caused by over-indulgence.

"If you've had one too many Easter eggs and a big Sunday dinner, you're likely to feel better after a rest at home and drinking plenty of water."

They added: "Some pharmacies are open this evening if you do require indigestion or other remedies for stomach problems.

"Please help us to keep A&E free for emergencies."

Many Facebook users were outraged that people had even considered visiting A&E with stomach ache. 

One person wrote: "I think it's time that these selfish time-wasters were charged for wasting NHS time and money, not counting the lives of people who do actually need help."

Another added: "What a waste of NHS resources. Exercise some self discipline for goodness sake."


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