Scottish Liberal Democrats demand better coronavirus emergency powers

Speaking after Scottish Liberal Democrats opposed the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) Bill, instead demanding that the Scottish Government bring back better legislation after the summer, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton responds to tragic cervical screening errors

Responding to the announcement from the Scottish Government that women have been wrongly excluded from the cervical screening programme and that one woman has died, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Prospects Looking Better For Edinburgh Eye Hospital

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton is welcoming an update this afternoon from the Scottish Government on plans for a replacement to the Princess Alexandra eye hospital.

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Suicide prevention plan leaves almost a yearlong gap

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that the Scottish Government’s proposal to publish a new suicide prevention plan in September 2022 will leave a “dangerous blank”, as the current strategy will expire at the end of 2021.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for an end to the destructive carousel of pointless drug prosecutions

Speaking in this afternoon's Scottish Parliament debate on Drug Related Deaths, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton stressed the importance of trauma informed care when dealing with addiction and its treatment.

 

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Cole-Hamilton supports 8 year old boy's fight for medical cannabis

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today accompanied constituent 13-year-old Dean Gray and his mother Karen Gray to Bute House to deliver a letter to the First Minister urging her Government to do more to support the Gray family while they fight to get an NHS prescription for the medicinal cannabis that helps keep Dean’s eight-year-old brother, Murray alive.

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Summer festivals will not go ahead if Govt does not fix insurance

Liberal Democrats warn that Summer Festivals will not go ahead if the UK Government does not fix insurance issues for the live events industry.  

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Scandal of drug hospitalisations continues to grow

Responding to the news that the rate of drug-related hospitalisations continue to increase, as hospital stays rise to almost 15,000.

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1,000 fewer breast cancer patients detected

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today described new figures showing 1,000 fewer breast cancer patients in Scotland have started treatment in the last year as a "tragedy in the making".

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Cole-Hamilton Encourages Locals To Stand for the Youth Parliament

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton is encouraging those aged between 14 and 25 to stand for the Scottish Youth Parliament. The deadline to express an interest is the end of June, with elections due in November.

 

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