Hong Kong appears to have spent the Easter holiday at hospital, with casualty departments reporting record levels of patients seeking treatment for mostly minor ailments. The busiest was the United Christian Hospital, Kwun Tong, which was swamped with up to 872 patients a day, but most hospitals reported increased attendances. About 77 per cent of patients were seeking non-emergency treatment. A spokesman for the United Christian said the hospital was claiming a world record for the handling the most casualty cases in a day. Normally it would handle 700 cases a day. The busiest casualty department in Britain, at Queen's University Hospital in Nottingham, handles 450 patients. Elsewhere, Singapore's Rahimah Hospital sees an average 290 patients a day. Last Friday, United Christian's doctors dealt with 771 cases. That rose to to 802 on Saturday and leapt even further to 872 on Sunday. The hospital was expecting to have seen nearly 800 more yesterday. Other hospitals saw an increased workload of up to 19 per cent over Easter - a daily average of more than 700 patients. One doctor on duty at the United Christian Hospital, Lam Kin-kwan, said: 'Some of them can be treated by GPs or out-patient clinics. 'But, because of the holiday, they come to the hospital.'