Cole-Hamilton calls for urgent NHS recovery plan

Responding to the Health Secretary's interview on Good Morning Scotland this morning in which he denied the NHS was in crisis, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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A&E pressure matches second wave peak

Statistics released by Public Health Scotland show A&E departments under “unsustainable pressure”, as the percentage being seen within the four hour target time dropped to its lowest level since 22 December 2020, in the midst of the second wave.

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New analysis shows 220,653 scheduled operations lost to Covid

Scottish Liberal Democrats have accused the SNP of offering just words not action on NHS waiting lists.  Today the party warned of the “weight of work” that will be required to get the NHS back on track, as new analysis reveals 220,653 scheduled operations have been lost during the course of the pandemic.

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Cancer screening failures should prompt rapid appointment of patient champion

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said the cervical cancer screening scandal must prompt the Scottish Government to speed up the appoint of a new independent figure to champion the cause of patients.

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Walk-in clinics arrive weeks late as virus runs rampant

Responding to the news that walk-in vaccination centres will be available everywhere in mainland Scotland from Monday, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Another blow to cervical cancer services as treatment times worsen

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that Scotland’s cancer care services are “on the cusp of a crisis”, as new statistics reveal a significant decrease in the number of cervical cancer patients receiving treatment on time.

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Cole-Hamilton welcomes opening of drop-in vaccination clinic in South Gyle

People aged between 18 and 39 can now attend a drop-in vaccination clinic for people at the RBS Younger Building in South Gyle.

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Cole-Hamilton: Delay in revealing cancer screening errors "cynical abuse of power"

Scottish Liberal Democrats caused Scottish ministers to admit that they had known since March about fatal errors in the cervical screening programme. Health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton demands debate on cancer screening failures

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for the Scottish Parliament to hold the SNP Government to account for delaying the reporting of serious failures in the cervical cancer screening programme.

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Cole-Hamilton Welcomes New Alexa App For Visually Impaired People

Back in 1983, Cue and Review started recording weekly cassette tapes of newspapers, and have now launched a talking newspaper - Alexa skill. It can be accessed via https://www.cueandreview.com/alexaproject where you can add the live skill to your Alexa.

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