BBC Documentary exposes test, track and trace mistakes at early stages

Commenting on the BBC Panorama documentary on Scotland’s lockdown and the Health Secretary’s subsequent questioning on the associated test and trace practices, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Use mass testing to enable visits to the elderly and vulnerable

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for the Scottish Government to explore using mass testing to enable people to safely visit elderly or vulnerable family members, in order to boost spirits during the lockdown.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for recycling centres to reopen

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson and Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today written to the Communities and Local Government Secretary calling for recycling centres to be opened on a socially distanced basis, as he warned of increases in fly-tipping and the build up of household waste during the lockdown.

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Sick Kids delays leave us without real grasp of costs

Commenting on the news that the opening of the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh could face further delays, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for action to support NHS and care workers

Responding to confirmation from the First Minister that 11 NHS and social care staff have died of coronavirus, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton comments on jump in number diagnosed with cancer

Responding to the news that the number of people diagnosed with cancer in 2018 grew to 33,958 - an increase of more than 1,000 - Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Perinatal mental health services need extra investment

Commenting on the Scottish Government making £1m available to mental health charities supporting families during pregnancy and early years, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Scottish Government must be prepared to expand NHS death in service scheme

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today pressed the Scottish Government to ensure that all health and care workers will be covered by an expanded NHS death in service scheme.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for PPE to be made available for families visiting seriously unwell relatives

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for personal protective equipment to be made available for family members wishing to visit seriously unwell relatives.

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Scottish Government should publish ethnicity data on Covid-19 victims

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to publish data on the ethnicity of Covid-19 victims.

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