Cole-Hamilton warns Edinburgh Zoo still faces great financial uncertainty

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton visited Edinburgh Zoo last week to meet with the Zoos’ Director of Engagement Ben Supple, and CEO David Field. The purpose of the visit was to see first-hand how the zoo has adapted since reopening, and to discuss the long term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the zoo.

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Rapid forward-looking inquiry must examine deprivation divide

Responding to new statistics released today by the National Records of Scotland, which show that people in the most deprived areas of Scotland were 2.1 times more likely to die with the virus than those living in the least deprived areas, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Prepare for mental health tidal wave

Commenting on a new report from the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group which issues a warning about the impact of the virus crisis on mental health and wellbeing, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton writes to FM over Edinburgh air-bridge

Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has written to the First Minister to ask when visitors to Edinburgh will be able to arrive without quarantining.

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Scot Lib Dems call for National Day of Mourning for all those impacted by Covid-19

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today backed plans from Scottish Care for a National Day of Mourning and Remembrance for all those impacted by Covid-19.

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Justice Secretary must explain misleading evidence to health committee

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf to make an urgent statement to Parliament to explain why he appeared to mislead the Parliament’s health committee.

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SNP and Conservatives need to repair shoddy relationships to keep people safe

Speaking in response to reports that no people subject to quarantine in Scotland after arriving from abroad have had a follow-up check, the health spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said: 

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Align contact tracing and deep cleaning operations as we ease lockdown

During today’s topical question session, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP pressed the Health Secretary for answers on the effectiveness of contact tracing and the deep cleaning of sites Covid-19 infected people had visited. 

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Lib Dems demand “ironclad guarantee” that progress on homelessness won’t be reversed

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have today demanded the government offer an ‘ironclad guarantee’ that progress made in tackling homelessness at the height of the pandemic will be protected and people will not be sent back on to the streets.

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Most deprived areas must not be left behind in coronavirus response

Responding to new figures from the National Records of Scotland which show that people living in Scotland's most deprived areas are twice as likely to die of Covid-19 as those in the least deprived areas, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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