“Painful waits” for a quarter of A&E attendees

In response to another week of record A&E waiting times, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has criticised the Health Secretary for publishing a “limp” NHS Recovery Plan.

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Cole-Hamilton sets out priorities for parliamentary term

Speaking ahead of the return of Parliament this week, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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New figures show Test and Protect “struggling desperately”

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today revealed new figures showing the strain that Scotland’s contact tracing system, Test and Protect, has been under in recent months.

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Cole-Hamilton responds to SNP-Green deal

Commenting this afternoon as it is confirmed that the Greens will go into government with the SNP, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton comments on another record day of Covid cases and vaccine passport proposals

Commenting on today's First Minister’s Covid briefing, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Alex Cole-Hamilton announces the new Scottish Liberal Democrat spokespeople team

At the end of a busy first week as Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today unveiled his new spokespeople team and described it as “crackling with talent and ideas” to give Scotland new hope.

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Alex calls for consistency on remaining restrictions

After receiving several thousand emails seeking clarity on seemingly contradictory Covid rules over the last 18 months, local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the SNP government to be more consistent with the application of remaining restrictions. 

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Alex: Constituents will always come First

Local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton is the new Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

 

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Cole-Hamilton highlights long covid risk as more than 5,000 covid cases reported

Responding to the announcement that Scotland has reported more than 5,000 coronavirus infections in a single day for the first time, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Patients need new hope not re-packaged promises

Responding to the publication of the Scottish Government’s 26-page NHS Recovery Plan, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton: "Inquiry must lead to timely answers to important questions"

Responding to the Scottish Government’s announcement that the first steps will be taken towards establishing an inquiry into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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New record breaking waiting times in Scotland’s A&Es

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today challenged the Health Secretary to “up his game”, as new statistics more record breaking waiting times in Scotland’s A&E departments.

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Cole-Hamilton: "Huge questions remain" on cervical screening programme

Responding to an update from the Scottish Government regarding the wrongful exclusion of women from the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Alex Cole-Hamilton is the new leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP is today the new leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

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Cole-Hamilton warns government on 17% increase in alcohol-specific deaths

New statistics published today show that there were 1,190 alcohol-specific deaths in 2020, an increase of 17% on the number seen in 2019. This represents the highest number of alcohol-specific deaths registered since 2008.

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