ScotRail Update: Dalmeny

There has been a noticeable increase in issues on the morning services at Dalmeny again. This culminated in the 08.25 (29/03) appearing as cancelled on the App, and then sailing past without stopping, leaving nearly 100 people on the platform. I contacted Alex Hynes, MD at Scotrail first thing to raise this as there had been an operational policy against 'skip-stopping.'

 

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Queensferry Crossing 1 Year Review

It's been over one year since the Queensferry Crossing was given full motorway designation. I have raised many issues with Transport Scotland about the impact on traffic profile and flow around South Queensferry since the Bridge opened to traffic in 2017.

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Chief Medical Officer warns of shortages in event of no deal Brexit

Commenting on a new letter from the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, giving advice to health professionals on preparations for a no deal Brexit, which warns of medicine shortages and the need to provide alternative treatments, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for clarity on hospital mould sources

Responding to the Health Secretary’s statement on the infections at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson and Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton criticises “outrageous” cancer wait time performance

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has branded current waits for cancer treatment “outrageous”, as new statistics show quarterly performance against the 62 day target at close to the worst level since the current standard was introduced in 2012.

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Cole-Hamilton: Worrying vaccine trend must be reversed

Responding to new statistics which show childhood immunisation in Scotland has dropped in all-but-three of the 17 immunisation courses and boosters for children under the age of six, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Government needs to treatment people in pain as a priority

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today demanded the government treat people in pain as a priority, as new figures showed that just 44.7% of patients are now being seen within the NHS physio waiting time target, the lowest level since the current system of recording started.

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Extended waits for alcohol and drug treatment could have “serious consequences”

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the government to take urgent steps to “transform the way we approach alcohol and drug misuse”, after new figures showed three of Scotland’s biggest health boards breaching the treatment time target.

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Mundell threatens to quit again

Commenting on reports that David Mundell has threatened to resign from cabinet again, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton responds to tragic infection deaths at NHS Lothian

Responding to reports that NHS Lothian has written to nearly 200 patients who underwent heart surgery in the last six months to warn them of a potentially deadly infection risk, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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