March-June sees 4,000 fewer cancer diagnoses year-on-year

Responding to new figures from Public Health Scotland showing there were 4,000 fewer pathologically confirmed cancer diagnoses in March-June 2020 compared to 2019, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Patients stuck in hospital for 500,000 days

New figures released today have revealed that people who are ready to leave hospital have been left waiting for over half a million days during the year 2019-2020. 

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Lib Dems call for vaccine rollout plan and public information campaign

Commenting on the confirmation from the Health Secretary that she will set out vaccine rollout plans to parliament this week, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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New report shows loneliness affecting a third of Scots

Commenting on new analysis from the Red Cross showing that loneliness has had a negative impact on over a third of Scots' mental health, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Legislation to end “justifiable assault” of children comes into force

Responding to the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019 coming into force on Saturday 7th November, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Care home inquiry must be kicked off quickly

Speaking after the parliament voted in favour of a public inquiry into coronavirus deaths in care homes, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Parliament expects to see Salmond case legal advice

Speaking after the Scottish Parliament voted in favour of a motion demanding that the Scottish Government release the legal advice it received before fighting the Judicial Review raised by Alex Salmond over their botched handling of harassment complaints against him, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Public purse “exposed” by failure to clarify harassment policy details

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today criticised the Scottish Government’s “frankly astonishing” failure to resolve conflicting interpretations around paragraph 10 of the Complaints Handling Procedure, which led to the Government conceding the judicial review led by Alex Salmond at a cost of over half a million pounds to the public purse.  

 

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COLE-HAMILTON: OPEN OLD M90 SLIP ROADS FOR LOCAL ACCESS TO FERRY

Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the Transport Secretary to open the old M90 slip-roads at the FRB access roundabout for local access to Queensferry.

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FIGHTING FOR VULNERABLE TEACHERS AND PUPILS

Local Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has repeatedly raised concerns for the safety of teachers and children who were shielding or living with someone who was.

 

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