Alex Cole-Hamilton: we cannot leave children stranded on mental health waiting lists

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton said we cannot leave children stranded on waiting lists for mental health services as new figures showed almost 100 children in Lothian had been waiting more than a year for treatment and were still to be seen by specialists as of March 2016.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton calls for urgent boost to cancer support services

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today called on SNP Ministers to boost support services for people receiving treatment for cancer.

 

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Lib Dems call for action on homes for social rent

Scottish Liberal Democrats today called on SNP Ministers to deliver more homes for social rent as a research from Shelter found more than 1 million (53%) 18-44 year-olds in Scotland say housing problems are forcing them to put their lives on hold.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton: mental health a crucial element of maternal wellbeing

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said Scottish Government plans to provide pregnant women with vitamins miss a crucial part of the maternal health jigsaw as he called for a step change in perinatal mental health services.

 

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Alex Cole-Hamilton calls for urgent statement on mental health unit staff shortages

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton today called for an urgent statement from the new mental health minister after a report from the Mental Welfare Commission revealed that one third of the beds at a specialist mental health unit for children are empty due to staff shortages.

 

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Alex Cole-Hamilton: cuts to drug treatment funding will not help users kick their habits

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton today warned that cuts to drug and alcohol treatment services will not help drug users kick their habits as new figures revealed that more than 12,000 people were assessed for drug treatment services last year.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton calls for step change in mental health services

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has called for a step change in the way that mental health services are supported as new figures from NUS Scotland revealed a 47% increase in the number of students seeking mental health support.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton calls for action to protect care home residents

In his first act after swearing in as a member of the Scottish Parliament, Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western Alex Cole-Hamilton tabled a motion calling for the installation of thermostatic cut out valves in care homes across Scotland.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton backs MND Scotland’s fight to cure Motor Neurone Disease

To mark Global MND Awareness Week Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton is asking his constituents to help cure MND.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton congratulates community on saving Duart Crescent Post Office

Duart Crescent Post Office has been saved following a community council campaign supported by Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton. The counter is expected to be open within the next week following its sudden closure last month.

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