“Same old story” with poor A&E waiting time performance

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has criticised the Scottish Government for letting performance against the 4-hour A&E waiting time target slip once again.

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Cole-Hamilton on Brexit threat to care staff

Responding to new research by Ipsos Mori which has found that 9,830 EU nationals who work in social care and childcare in Scotland face an uncertain future because of Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Scot Gov flip flops on fracking again

Responding to the news that the Scottish Government has extended Ineos’ fracking licence in the area to the south and west of Falkirk, Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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“Culture of care” at Carseview must change

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has called on the Mental Health Minister to look into the “culture of care” at Carseview as a matter of urgency following revelations about the mistreatment of its mental health patients in a BBC documentary last night.

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SNP record on “long waits and long journeys” has been scandalous

Responding to Jeane Freeman’s appearance on BBC GMS this morning, in which she identified waiting times, health and social care integration and the workforce as her key priorities, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Scot Gov sits on fence about 16-year-old candidates

Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has criticised the Scottish Government for evading questioning on whether 16 and 17 year olds should be allowed to stand as political candidates.

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Lib Dems applaud the efforts of NHS staff on 70th anniversary

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has used the 70th anniversary of the NHS to highlight the dedicated work of NHS staff across the country.

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Increase in delayed discharges “crippling” health service

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has expressed disbelief that delayed discharge has increased by 9% compared to this time last year and called on SNP Ministers to lay out their plans to reduce delayed discharges across the country.

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SNP miss A&E targets for best part of a year

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has criticised the Scottish Government for failing to meet its A&E performance targets for the best part of a year.

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Capacity constraints cancel 500 operations

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has called on the new Health Minister to bolster NHS resources after new statistics revealed nearly 500 operations were cancelled in May for capacity or non-clinical reasons.

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