Cole-Hamilton presses government on Sick Kids delay

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton questioned the Cabinet Secretary for Health today at Parliament about when we can expect the move in to the new Sick Kids Hospital to be completed. 

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Lib Dems reveal £28m repayments bill for new Sick Kids hospital

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson and Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today revealed that NHS Lothian has made more than £28m of repayments for the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh, despite the facility facing a series of delays to its opening and full operation.

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Clumsy errors distracting from national vaccination mission

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to routinely publish how many doses of the various covid vaccines it currently has on hand and criticised a series of blunders that have seen the Health Secretary mistakenly identify a vaccine storage site in England and remove a Covid vaccination plan just hours after it was published.

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Cole-Hamilton presses Health Secretary over vaccine rollout

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today pressed the Heath Secretary for answers surrounding the delay in the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in Scotland.

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Cross party MSPs make formal call for ministerial code breach investigation to be widened

MSPs from the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Scottish Conservatives and Scottish Labour have today formally written to the Deputy First Minister to call for the current Ministerial Code investigation of Nicola Sturgeon MSP to be expanded to include allegations that she misled parliament about when she first knew that the government was investigating complaints against former First Minister Alex Salmond.

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Alex calls for Action on Drug Deaths

Scotland has recorded the worst drug death rates in the entire world for yet another year.

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SNP must learn from exams fiasco

West Edinburgh Liberal Democrat MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the Scottish Government to make sure they learn the lessons of the 2020 exams fiasco ahead of this year's assessments.

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New Year Waiting List Crisis

Local Lib Dem MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton has demanded that SNP Ministers make a New Year's Resolution to address the crisis in NHS waiting times.

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Cole-Hamilton responds to BMA warning

Speaking in response to comments from the chair of the BMA in Scotland Dr Lewis Morrison which included "warning lights about the state of our health service", the health spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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1 in 8 senior mental health roles empty

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that Scotland’s national mental health will not recover from the pandemic unless the Scottish Government get serious about staffing, as research by the party revealed that 1 in 8 senior mental health roles are currently vacant.  

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