Health chiefs in the north-east have billed taxpayers for almost £1.3 million to jet off on foreign trips in the last few years, it can be revealed.
Scottish Conservative MSP Tom Mason
Shock figures have revealed a “staggering” spike in the number of people dying in the north-east last winter.
Almost nine out of every 10 pain patients in the north-east are now being “left to suffer” as they wait for treatment, it has emerged.
The north-east is feared to be in the grip of a “crisis” after almost 40 fatalities in the last 18 months were linked to a drug made infamous by celebrity deaths.