Cole-Hamilton calls for investigation into use of do not resuscitate orders

Scottish Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today backed calls from Age Scotland for an investigation into the use of Do Not Resuscitate orders during the Covid pandemic. 

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Scottish Liberal Democrats secure over £8.4 million for the City of Edinburgh

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western, Alex Cole-Hamilton has today welcomed additional funding secured by the Scottish Liberal Democrats in this year's Scottish budget.

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Treatment time law breaches show need to put recovery first

Responding to the news that the First Minister's 12-week legal Treatment Time Guarantee was breached a further 37,230 times between March and December 2020, after being broken 6,000 times a month before the pandemic struck, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Scottish Liberal Democrats pledge to make Scotland a mental health world leader

The Scottish Liberal Democrat spring conference has today backed a package of proposals to "fix overwhelmed mental health services for good".

 

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Cole-Hamilton comments on First Minister's evidence session

Speaking after the First Minister's appearance at today's harassment inquiry, Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Alex raises vaccine rollout concerns

Local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has been working with local GPs to identify problems in the vaccine rollout system in order to take them back to ministers.

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Alex welcomes care home visiting changes

Alex Cole-Hamilton has welcomed the decision to allow care home visits to resume.

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Alex pushes for bubble for new parents

Local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has raised the plight of new parents, many of whom spent lockdown shielding, with the First Minister. In England, new parents can form support bubbles with other new parents, but in Scotland they are denied this.

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Buffer Zones are welcome protection for women

Commenting on the intention of Edinburgh council to enter talks with the Scottish Government to set up buffer zones around abortion clinics, Edinburgh Western MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson, Alex Cole-Hamilton remarked:

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Over 150,000 operations lost to Covid

New analysis carried out by the Scottish Liberal Democrats shows that over 150,000 scheduled operations have been lost to the pandemic between March and December 2020.

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