North East tops alcohol-related hospital admissions league table

The North East has the highest rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions in England, according to new figures.

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185 people a day in North East hospitals due to alcohol

Figures put together for the NHS show that between 2012 and 2013, 67,000 people were admitted to North East hospitals with alcohol-related conditions - the equivalent of 185 every day.

The North East has a long and complex relationship with alcohol Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

When the figures are adjusted to take account of population differences, Middlesbrough has the highest rate of admissions in England, with South Tyneside, Sunderland and North Tyneside also in the top ten.

Those figures relate to the number of people suffering the effects of drinking too much in the long and short term, as well as falls, self harm and other injuries caused by drinking.

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