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Rising alcohol hospitalisations show need to win battle with the bottle

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today stressed the importance of swiftly introducing minimum unit pricing as part of a new push to win Scotland's battle with the bottle as new figures showed alcohol-related hospital stays rose for the third year in a row.

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Cole-Hamilton: 1800 people waiting too long in A&E

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said long waits in A&E are unacceptable as new figures revealed that the 4 hour waiting time target was missed for almost 1800 patients. 

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Cole-Hamilton: Underfunding has contributed to GP crisis

Responding to the news that spending on GPs is unchanged in real terms and as a proportion of total NHS spending since 2012/13, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented: 

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