NHS on emergency footing until March 2022

Responding to the announcement from the Health Secretary that the NHS will remain on an emergency footing until 31 March 2022, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton presses FM to abandon Covid ID cards

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today pressed the First Minister to abandon her plan for Covid ID cards.

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Number of hospital beds drops 7% on Nicola Sturgeon's watch

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today accused Nicola Sturgeon of making "wildly unrealistic" claims about NHS capacity as new figures revealed that since she became First Minister the number of available hospital beds has fallen by 7%.

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Extreme waiting times are the SNP’s new normal

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and Health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for an independent inquiry into unnecessary deaths caused by the waiting times crisis, as new data published today shows that more than a quarter of patients attending A&E continue to wait longer than the SNP’s four-hour target.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for new actions to fix fast fashion

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for new actions to “fix fast fashion” in Scotland, as part of the move towards a circular economy.

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More cash for treatment must accompany efforts to destigmatise mental health

Responding to the Scottish Government announcing £1m per year to eliminate the stigma around mental health, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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The Scottish Government must support tourism

On World Tourism Day (Monday 27th September), Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has expressed his concerns over the continuous disruption faced by the tourism sector over the past 18 months, and warned that Scotland's reputation as a holiday destination would suffer unless the Scottish Government steps up.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for Scottish Human Rights Commission inquiry into Covid ID cards

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today written to the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) to ask them to begin a statutory inquiry into whether the Scottish Government are in breach of equality laws over the implementation of its Covid ID card scheme, scheduled to come into force on 1st October.

 

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Cole-Hamilton: Government’s Covid ID scheme is a dog’s breakfast

Responding to UK Hospitality Scotland Executive Director Leon Thompson’s comments on Good Morning Scotland, in which he noted:

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Ministers could drive businesses to the wall with “never-ending” Covid ID requirements

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today warned that unless the Scottish Government ditch their controversial Covid ID scheme they risk discriminating against young, poor and ethnic minority Scots and driving night time businesses to the wall. 

 

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Cole-Hamilton declares his support for Assisted Dying bill

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today backed Liam McArthur MSP’s Assisted Dying Bill. 

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Cole-Hamilton responds to life-expectancy fall

Commenting on the news that life expectancy fell in 2018 – 2020, reversing the trend of recent years, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton demanded that the SNP must “get a grip on the things that really matter”.

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Cole-Hamilton: Lord Advocate's empty answer is not enough

Speaking after he responded to the Lord Advocate’s statement on diversion from prosecution, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton rubbishes Humza Yousaf's crystal ball claims

Responding to Humza Yousaf telling Good Morning Scotland "none of us had a crystal ball" to predict NHS pressures, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Covid ID cards face night time industries legal challenge

Responding to the Night Time Industries Association Scotland launching a legal challenge against the Scottish Government's Covid ID card policy, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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