Young people's concerns about health and future "natural worries"

Responding to the 'Lockdown Lowdown' survey of 2,500 young people, conducted by The Scottish Youth Parliament, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot, which found that half of respondents were concerned about exams and two fifths were concerned about wellbeing and their future, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

 

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Scot Lib Dems launch proposals for NHS and social care front line support package

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today unveiled his party’s five-point plan for supporting front line health and social care staff through the coronavirus crisis, including expanding mental health support for frontline staff, expanded provision of personal protective equipment and a £29 per day active duty allowance.

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Drug crisis not on pause during coronavirus

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today appealed to both of Scotland's governments to champion the introduction of drug consumption rooms (DCR), after a new study by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University revealed the vast majority of people who inject drugs would be willing to attend DCRs. 

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Cole-Hamilton welcomes Health Sec's admission care assistants deserve support

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton sought assurances today that personal assistants providing care to the vulnerable would be able to access support via the PPE helpline and get access to sufficient PPE provisions.  

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anxiety among care assistants because of lacking PPE

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Health Secretary to urgently address PPE shortages for personal assistants providing care at home after one sector leader warned that "platitudes and promises" don't protect against coronavirus.

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People with health concerns should know they can still get help

Responding to comments from interim Chief Medical Officer Dr Greg Smith, in which he stated he is "worried" at NHS statistics showing a reduction in A&E demand of 54% and a fall in urgent cancer referrals of 72%, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton comments on the Royal College of Nursing’s PPE survey

Responding to the RCN survey on PPE, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Important people still seek help for non-covid 19 related illness

Responding to the news that A&E attendance in Scotland has more than halved in a month, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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PPE is an absolute basic and it needs to get to professionals who need it right now

Responding to the open letter to the government expressing serious concerns about supplies of PPE equipment to frontline workers and the quality of that being received, signed by over 100 medics in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

 

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Printing for face shields

Massive shout out to Eli Jacks and SQ3D printing for delivery of 24 (3D printed) face shields for Scran academy drivers taking free and safely prepared meals to vulnerable people in self isolation across Edinburgh.

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