Sick Kids delays leave us without real grasp of costs

Commenting on the news that the opening of the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh could face further delays, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for action to support NHS and care workers

Responding to confirmation from the First Minister that 11 NHS and social care staff have died of coronavirus, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton comments on jump in number diagnosed with cancer

Responding to the news that the number of people diagnosed with cancer in 2018 grew to 33,958 - an increase of more than 1,000 - Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Perinatal mental health services need extra investment

Commenting on the Scottish Government making £1m available to mental health charities supporting families during pregnancy and early years, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Scottish Government must be prepared to expand NHS death in service scheme

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today pressed the Scottish Government to ensure that all health and care workers will be covered by an expanded NHS death in service scheme.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for PPE to be made available for families visiting seriously unwell relatives

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for personal protective equipment to be made available for family members wishing to visit seriously unwell relatives.

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Scottish Government should publish ethnicity data on Covid-19 victims

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to publish data on the ethnicity of Covid-19 victims.

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Young people's concerns about health and future "natural worries"

Responding to the 'Lockdown Lowdown' survey of 2,500 young people, conducted by The Scottish Youth Parliament, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot, which found that half of respondents were concerned about exams and two fifths were concerned about wellbeing and their future, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

 

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Scot Lib Dems launch proposals for NHS and social care front line support package

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today unveiled his party’s five-point plan for supporting front line health and social care staff through the coronavirus crisis, including expanding mental health support for frontline staff, expanded provision of personal protective equipment and a £29 per day active duty allowance.

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Drug crisis not on pause during coronavirus

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today appealed to both of Scotland's governments to champion the introduction of drug consumption rooms (DCR), after a new study by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University revealed the vast majority of people who inject drugs would be willing to attend DCRs. 

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