NHS workforce plan delayed again

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has warned that the Scottish Government's handling of NHS workforce planning is proceeding at a “snail’s pace” as the Health Secretary revealed this morning that the integrated health and social care workforce plan will be delayed once again.

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Cole-Hamilton comments on deaths at Princess Royal Maternity Hospital

Commenting on the deaths at the neonatal unit at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Scottish Government on the “wrong side of history and human rights”

Commenting on the Equality & Human Rights Committee’s decision to reject Scottish Liberal Democrats proposals to raise the age of criminal responsibility beyond 12, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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SNP should park their independence obsession to get a budget agreed

Speaking ahead of the forthcoming Scottish budget, Scottish Liberal Democrat campaign chair Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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ScotRail Update

SCOTRAIL DALMENY UPDATE: MORNING AND EVENING RUSH HOUR ISSUES

Following further overcrowding on the 07.58am service from Dalmeny, which was short-formed to 3 carriages again, I’ve had  another conversation with ScotRail Managing Director, Alex Hynes.

 

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Cole-Hamilton: Take fight against heart disease to every community

Commenting on new figures from ISD Scotland showing that:

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Ministers must learn lessons from plight of Our Power

Scottish Liberal Democrat Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP raised concerns about the collapse of Our Power with ministers today, after the Edinburgh-based energy supplier announced it had ceased trading over the weekend.  

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Cole-Hamilton calls for hospital bosses to face health committee

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for health bosses and Scottish Government officials to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament health committee over failings at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

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Cole-Hamilton demands comprehensive hospital review

Responding to the Health Secretary laying out details of the review into the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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A&E performance plummets

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said that the Scottish Government needs to give NHS staff the resources they urgently need to tackle patients’ “winter woes” as new figures reveal A&E performance has “plummeted” to its lowest level since the Beast from the East.

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