900 mistakenly told to isolate risk missing Christmas

Commenting on reports that 900 people were mistakenly told to self-isolate after a Protect Scotland app error, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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"Nothing inevitable" about drug-related deaths

Responding to the news that 1,264 people died of drug-related deaths in 2019, an increase of 6% and the highest number since records began, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP stated: 

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Lib Dems urge Government to “turn a corner” on drugs deaths emergency

Ahead of the publication of Scotland’s drug death statistics next week, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today urged the Scottish Government to take quick steps to address the drug death emergency which is by far the worst in Europe.

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Airport boss brands vaccine rollout "woefully inadequate"

Responding to comments from the boss of Edinburgh airport Gordon Dewar that plans for the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine are "woefully inadequate", Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, whose constituency contains the airport, said:

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Edinburgh MSPs unite to demand fair level designation for the city

A cross-party group of Edinburgh MSPs have today united to express their exasperation at Edinburgh’s unfair coronavirus level designation and written to the First Minister urging her to reconsider the decision to keep Edinburgh under Level 3 restrictions despite virus indicators placing the city within Level 2 parameters.

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Murrell must return to harassment inquiry

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for Peter Murrell to be recalled to the Scottish Parliament’s harassment committee to answer further questions about his use of WhatsApp and his actions in relation to the Scottish Government’s investigation into Alex Salmond. 

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Cole-Hamilton attacks FM's unfair rules which leave Edinburgh "frozen"

Scottish Liberal Democrat Edinburgh MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today highlighted the fury among Edinburgh residents at “unfair" covid tiers which mean Scotland’s capital is "frozen" in tier 3 restrictions, despite scientific indicators showing the virus is less prevalent there than in many tier 2 areas. 

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Even before the pandemic almost 40% of care services reported vacancies

Commenting on new figures released by the Care Inspectorate showing that in 2019, 39% of services reported having vacancies, and that half of services with vacancies had problems filling them, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Murrell’s account to Salmond committee “wholly implausible”

Speaking after the Chief Executive of the SNP, Peter Murrell, appeared in front of the Salmond Inquiry Committee, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Lib Dems welcome decision to open old Forth Road Bridge during icy periods

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today welcomed the government's decision to extend use of the Forth Road Bridge to all traffic in instances when the Queensferry Crossing is closed due to the danger presented by ice build up.

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