Children must have equal protection from assault

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government has agreed to give children in Scotland equal protection from assault, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

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End the mental health bed shortage

Responding to a new report from the Mental Welfare Commission that calls on the Scottish Government to review the number of mental health beds available for children and young people, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Better support needed for emergency services

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson and Edinburgh West MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on the Scottish Government to better support emergency services after it was revealed that 2,000 people in the last year have been waiting for more than an hour for an ambulance to arrive.

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10,000 children endure "atrocious" mental health waits

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today revealed the 18-week target for mental health care has been missed for more than 10,000 children and young people since it was introduced three years ago.

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Defeating Brexit is our Everest

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton will today make a speech at the Rally for Europe in Edinburgh where he will say that a vote on the reality of Brexit is the best path forward in securing a prosperous future for the United Kingdom.

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We need a national continence strategy

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP is teaming up with a physiotherapist to bust the stigma around incontinence and call for a nationwide strategy. 

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End the GP crisis

Commenting on a YouGov poll showing massive support for GPs from patients, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

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SNP hopelessly confused on taxation

Responding to comments from former SNP Cabinet Secretary Kenny Macaskill in the press today suggesting that tax rises are "inevitable", Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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NHS Tayside finances in "intensive care"

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said the SNP's approach to the NHS has left health boards' finances in "intensive care" after the Auditor General again warned that NHS Tayside faced "significant financial challenges".

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SNP's police centralisation has human cost

Responding to events at the SNP conference which saw Justice Secretary Michael Matheson confronted by an SNP member whose daughter resigned from Police Scotland over the "relentless" pressure of the job, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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