The grim death chart
also showed Sunderland came second highest for female mesothelioma deaths, 144, only being topped by Barking and Dagenham.
The Scottish Government are preparing to announce a strategy to tackle the drugs explosion, which has seen our nation hit the top of the drug death charts
in Europe, with the problem getting worse every day as addicts combine the street drugs with methadone, heroin and alcohol.
For the majority of the 15 years, the state topped the custodial death charts
We can still review a series of death charts
to survey offerings of hospice care and do not resuscitate declaration, adequacy of pain relief and pastoral support, and many other measures of appropriateness of end of life care management.