Children at risk due to mental health postcode lottery

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned new research showing a "postcode lottery" of spending on mental health services is a "scandal" and called for a transformative investment in mental health.

According to the Royal College of Psychiatry, new figures show that the level of spending per head of population for those aged 0-17 changes drastically based on their location.

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Alex calls for action on Drumbrae litter

City of Edinburgh Council has been called on to stop the spread of litter and debris from a communal bin hub at Drumbrae Leisure centre.

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Edinburgh should get a new eye pavilion after Lib Dems strike deal over Scottish budget

The Liberal Democrats have secured a shift in the position of the Scottish Government on the new Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh with clear commitment that specialised eye services in Lothian will be protected after threats were made services would move to Livingstone. 

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Cole-Hamilton calls for investigation into use of do not resuscitate orders

Scottish Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today backed calls from Age Scotland for an investigation into the use of Do Not Resuscitate orders during the Covid pandemic. 

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Scottish Liberal Democrats secure over £8.4 million for the City of Edinburgh

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western, Alex Cole-Hamilton has today welcomed additional funding secured by the Scottish Liberal Democrats in this year's Scottish budget.

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Treatment time law breaches show need to put recovery first

Responding to the news that the First Minister's 12-week legal Treatment Time Guarantee was breached a further 37,230 times between March and December 2020, after being broken 6,000 times a month before the pandemic struck, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Scottish Liberal Democrats pledge to make Scotland a mental health world leader

The Scottish Liberal Democrat spring conference has today backed a package of proposals to "fix overwhelmed mental health services for good".

 

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Cole-Hamilton comments on First Minister's evidence session

Speaking after the First Minister's appearance at today's harassment inquiry, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Alex raises vaccine rollout concerns

Local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has been working with local GPs to identify problems in the vaccine rollout system in order to take them back to ministers.

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Alex welcomes care home visiting changes

Alex Cole-Hamilton has welcomed the decision to allow care home visits to resume.

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