In 2014, the Levenseindekliniek (SLK) in The Hague received 1035 requests for euthanasia, up from 749 in 2013. Of the 1035, 232 people were actually given euthanasia (up by 98 from 2013.
The organisation believes the remarkable increase to be the result of increased publicity.
Most of the 232 people given euthanasia by the SLK last year were suffering from physical conditions such as MS, ALS or effects of a stroke. Slightly less than a quarter had cancer and 20 per cent suffered from an accumulation of old age complaints.
The clinic was originally set up in 2012 with the purpose of servicing patients unable to find a doctor to euthanize them.
NB!! SLK is not a clinic as the word suggests. See earlier publications here.