Herd of Santas descend on Manchester healthcare clinic for pre-Christmas ‘elf check’

Joined by TV's Dr Hilary Jones.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 5th December 2022

A gaggle of Santas have been spotted visiting Pall Mall Medical healthcare clinic in Manchester city centre, getting their ‘elf checks’ in before Christmas.

The group were also joined by TV doctor Dr Hilary Jones, who has issued a stark health warning ahead of the festive season – especially for Father Christmas who doesn’t exactly have the healthiest lifestyle.

So scores of Saint Nicks gathered in Manchester today for an exclusive appointment with Dr Hilary ahead of their 41 million mile journey on Christmas Eve.

The private healthcare clinic on King Street, right in the heart of Manchester, will be offering health screens for everyone, with 20% off in December.

Today’s event at Pall Mall Medical was demonstrating the seasonal once-overs offered there with its ‘Santa Stop Here – Free Elf Check’.


It’s estimated that in one day, Santa Clause eats 2.3 billion mince pies and guzzles 138,389,578 litres of sherry – the same as 55 Olympic-sized swimming pools, or 181 million times the recommended weekly intake.

Concerned Dr Hilary, who is Pall Mall’s ambassador for health screens, said these eye-popping statistics justify Father C is in dire need of an elf MOT.


The health checks can detect ailments from prostate cancer to heart issues.

Dr Hilary said: “When you digest the figures, it’s a miracle Santa is still going strong.

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“A lifestyle like his could lead to chronic fatigue at best – diabetes or heart disease at worst.

“We all love a mince pie or three during the festive season, but without sounding too much like a nutcracker he is going way Ho Ho Ho-verboard!

“Of course, Christmas is a time to indulge, but it is still smart to limit food and drink on the naughty list.

“Hopefully, Santa will take note and adopt an elfier lifestyle this year, so he doesn’t become a ghost of Christmas future next year!”

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Dr Chun Tang Medical Director of Pall Mall, who conducted the Santas private health screens added: “There is nothing more important than health and prevention is better than cure. A private health screen can detect issues before they become a serious medical concern.”


Throughout December Pall Mall Medical is gifting people a discount on private health screens to mark the festive period.

Simply quote ‘Ho Ho Ho’ at the reception desk and receive 20% off a Well Woman or Well Man health screens throughout December, and quote WINTER10 for 10% off GP appointments.

To book your health check today, contact 03300 27 26 47 or enquire online at

Featured image: The Manc Group