ALEX FORCES U-TURN ON PARENT & BABY CLASS LIMITS

Working with a national campaign to increase draconian limits of only 5 adults to parent and baby classes, local Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton challenged the First Minister about this on the floor of the Scottish Parliament. He won a commitment from the Government to increase these limits to 10 adults for classes where babies are under a year old.

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Carers say life in Scotland is getting harder

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today pressed for urgent action to tackle the pressures and barriers facing carers in Scotland.

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First Minister signals shift on Parent and Baby group limits

Today Alex Cole-Hamilton asked the first minster about her government’s policy on parent and baby groups being limited to just 5 adults despite a larger number allowed in gyms, bars and cafes. In particular he asked the First Minster what the science was behind limiting classes to just 5.

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Patchy delivery of the flu jab to care homes "completely unacceptable"

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today demanded the government "urgently" make sure vulnerable care home residents have access to the flu jab.

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Tracers failed to interview more than 500 people within 48 hours last week

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton today said the Scottish Government "wasted the time people gave them over the summer" after new statistics showed that last week hundreds more people weren't interviewed about their whereabouts and contacts within 48 hours of their positive test being logged.

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Testing is the only way to save Scotland’s airports

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has reiterated the need for a robust testing scheme if Scotland’s airports are to survive. This comes after news that Edinburgh Airport has seen a decrease of 91% passenger footfall in the last six months. 

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FM's evidence raises more questions than answers

Commenting on the evidence provided by the First Minister to the committee on the Scottish Government handling of harassment complaints, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

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Over 100,000 operations lost to Covid-19

Commenting on statistics showing the number of operations carried out by the NHS in August 2020 was 50% below normal levels, and new Scottish Liberal Democrat analysis showing over 100,000 scheduled operations have now been lost to the pandemic, the party's health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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FM concedes parent-baby group limits were too restrictive

Responding to the news that the government will now increase the maximum number of adults who can attend parent and baby groups from 5 to 10 adults, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

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Public deserve precise details of travel and meetings

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for the SNP to be transparent with the public about whether Margaret Ferrier met with other SNP parliamentarians and staff and what her travel details were.

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