Little progress in tackling delayed discharges

We've seen another increase in the number of delayed discharges.

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Mental health discharge waits are a national disgrace

Mental health delayed discharges are a national disgrace after new figures revealed that someone in Scotland has waited 1200 days to be discharged from a mental health unit after being declared ready to leave. 

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Scot Lib Dems criticise Edinburgh airport flight-path plan

Scottish Liberal Democrats have hit out at flight path changes proposed by the city’s airport.

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New suicide strategy urgently needed

The Scottish Government should never have allowed its suicide prevention strategy to expire after new statistics revealed that there were 728 suicides last year - an 8% increase on 2015.

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One-in-ten children getting enough exercise daily

Investment in healthy living is needed after a new Scottish Government report revealed only 11% of 10 and 11-year-olds do enough exercise every day.

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Nursing shortage should shame SNP

The current nursing shortage in Scotland should shame the SNP. The comments are in response to a submission by the Royal College of Nursing to Holyrood’s health committee which revealed that half of Scotland’s nurses say that staffing shortages led to patient care being compromised on their last shift. 

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Audit Scotland report shows SNP inability to forward plan

The Scottish Government has failed to plan for the long term after an Audit Scotland report revealed the urgent workforce challenges facing Scotland’s NHS. 

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Another cancer target missed

I've criticised the Scottish Government for missing another cancer target after new statistics show it has failed to meet its target to detect cancer earlier.

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Obesity Crisis

Early intervention is needed to end Scotland’s obesity crisis, after new research revealed that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to assist more than 150 overweight people in the past four years.

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Local Heroes - Flood Re

Flood Re have launched their ‘Local Heroes’ campaign - a nationwide search for those individuals, communities and local flood action groups that have made a real difference to their local area either in preparing for a flood event or in taking action to help their friends and neighbours during a flood.

 

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