UK and Scottish Government blunders mean we're not out of the woods

Responding to comments from National Clinical Director Jason Leitch indicating that Scotland’s lockdown exit plan has been pushed back by up to 10 weeks by the more infectious Delta strain, health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton sets out plans to tackle crushing wave of loneliness

Marking the start of Loneliness Awareness Week, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today set out his party's proposals to boost mental health and tackle what he described as a "crushing wave" of loneliness.

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Cole-Hamilton responds to covid test kits mailed to fans

Responding to the news that the 17000 ticket holders attending the fan zone in Glasgow will receive a covid-19 test at home, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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New Lord Advocate should prescribe "treatment, not imprisonment" for drug misuse

Scottish Liberal Democrats will this week use a debate on Scotland's drugs deaths crisis to urge the new Lord Advocate to prioritise the prevention of drug deaths through new guidance to pave the way for more people misusing drugs to get the treatment and support they need, instead of a destructive experience of the criminal justice system.

 

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Lib Dems call for covid tests to be mailed to every household attending EURO 2020

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to work with football authorities and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to ensure that every household attending games at Hampden and at the Glasgow fanzone is mailed lateral flow tests.

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Cole-Hamilton: Scrutiny essential to healthy democracies

Speaking in response to the Scottish Government’s statement setting out plans for another fast tracked process for emergency legislation, three months before the expiry date of existing laws, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for plan to drive down waiting times as A&E attendance rises

Responding to today's A&E figures which who the highest number of Scots attend an A&E department since February 2020, of whom 85.7.% were seen and admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours, well below the Scottish Government target of 95%, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for walk in centres as Edinburgh case rate doubles

Responding to new figures showing that over the past week the case rate in Edinburgh has increased from 65.9 to 134.3 per 100,000 and reports of outbreaks in a further four high schools today, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson and Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton sets out plans for school meals, mental health and fuel poverty ahead of poverty debate

Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Scottish Parliament debate on Tackling Poverty and Building a Fairer Country, Alex Cole-Hamilton has challenged the new SNP Social Justice Secretary to put constitutional grievances aside as he highlighted the attainment gap, mental health and insecure housing as three key areas in which the government could act immediately to tackle poverty. 

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MSP Pays Tribute To Eco Minded Cramond Pupils

Dozens of children from Cramond Primary School have written to their local Edinburgh Western MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton, to highlight the beach clean that took place on Sunday 23rd May to clean up the river almond. The clean was organised on Facebook by “Surfers Against Sewage”. Mr Cole-Hamilton has written back to the pupils to thank them for their engagement with local environmental issues and has put forward a parliamentary motion to highlight the campaign.

 

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