Health Secretary needs to “get a grip” of ailing A&E performance

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Health Minister to “get a grip” of ailing A&E performance as winter approaches, after official figures show performance has dropped below 90% once again.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for age of criminal responsibility to be raised to 14

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton will tomorrow call for the Age ofCriminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill to raise the age to 14, arguing that 12 would still leave Scotland lagging behind international best practice.

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All party working group on Child Mental Health

Waiting times for child and adolescent mental health services are officially the worst they have ever been with some children waiting up to 2 years for first line treatment. Local Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has consistently argued for improvements, such as the introduction of talking therapists in every school, to which the First Minister has now committed.

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Alex's major green belt win

Local Lib Dem MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton has defeated the SNP government in a shock victory in the Parliament’s consideration of the Planning Bill which will govern new housing developments going forward. 

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Alex launches his 2018 Christmas Card Competition

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has launched his 2018 Christmas Card Competition. Open to all school children aged 6-12 from the Edinburgh Western Constituency, pupils have until 5pm on Monday 3rd December to submit their entries via their school along the theme of “A Scottish Christmas Story”.

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You bet we can beat Prostate Cancer

Alex backs betting shop campaign to tackle killer disease

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Transport Scotland snub on Bo'ness Road crossing plan

Transport Scotland has snubbed a plea for money to improve safety near Echline Primary School.

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586 day late suicide plan must boost early intervention

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Government's long overdue suicide prevention plan, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Social care shortages sees 16% more patients stuck in hospital

Responding to new statistics showing that there were 1,109 patients in hospital unnecessarily due to 'health and social care reasons' at the June 2018 census, 150 more patients than at the same point last year, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton responds to reports of NHS Tayside boss pay-off

Responding to reports that the former chief executive of troubled NHS Tayside received a £300,000 pay-off, Scottish Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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