Lib Dems demand action on homeless deaths emergency

I've demanded both of Scotland’s governments urgently adopt new policies to tackle the “emergency” of homeless deaths, after the first ever statistics for Scotland revealed 195 homeless people died in 2018 - 4 a week.

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Community funding increase

Community groups will be able to apply for their share of more than £147,000 as Edinburgh Airport increases its Community Fund for 2020.

The fund allocates money to local initiatives that support health and wellbeing, the environment and education, with the total pot rising in line with yearly passenger numbers.


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Kevin Lang Liberal Democrat Councillor for Almond, and I have raised serious concerns about further delays to the Queensferry Crossing 1 year review.


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Cole-Hamilton criticises SNP for “congested” hospitals and lack of community care

45 million hours of NHS staff illness

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today declared that “it does not take a brain surgeon” to recognise that Scottish NHS staff are overworked and in need of a break, as he revealed new data showing that there have been over 45 million hours of staff absence since 2016, with staff mental health issues cited as the number one cause.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats reveal patients waiting years on “miserable” delayed discharge

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today revealed patients stuck in hospital on delayed discharge for hundreds days after they were declared ready to leave, branding the situation “miserable".

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Cole-Hamilton criticises “shameful” cancer waiting times

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today branded waits for cancer treatment “shameful” as new statistics show just two NHS boards are meeting the critical waiting time target.

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NHS workforce plan a victim of SNP independence obsession

CAMHS waiting times "plummet" to worst ever

Sick Kids has been an “extremely poorly managed project”

Minutes of the meeting of NHS Lothian’s board specifically overseeing the Sick Kids project revealed there were over 2,000 snagging issues identified at the hospital earlier this year.

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