SNP must learn from exams fiasco

West Edinburgh Liberal Democrat MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton has called on the Scottish Government to make sure they learn the lessons of the 2020 exams fiasco ahead of this year's assessments.

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New Year Waiting List Crisis

Local Lib Dem MSP, Alex Cole-Hamilton has demanded that SNP Ministers make a New Year's Resolution to address the crisis in NHS waiting times.

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Cole-Hamilton responds to BMA warning

Speaking in response to comments from the chair of the BMA in Scotland Dr Lewis Morrison which included "warning lights about the state of our health service", the health spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal Democrats Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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1 in 8 senior mental health roles empty

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today warned that Scotland’s national mental health will not recover from the pandemic unless the Scottish Government get serious about staffing, as research by the party revealed that 1 in 8 senior mental health roles are currently vacant.  

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Children needing mental health help wait 2.5 million days more than they should

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today expressed upset at new figures which reveal young people across Scotland have collectively endured waits of 2.5 million days over and above the 18-week waiting time target for mental health treatment.

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Christmas Covid Restrictions

I've outlined below changes and FAQs relating to the tighter restrictions over Christmas and New Year.

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900 mistakenly told to isolate risk missing Christmas

Commenting on reports that 900 people were mistakenly told to self-isolate after a Protect Scotland app error, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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"Nothing inevitable" about drug-related deaths

Responding to the news that 1,264 people died of drug-related deaths in 2019, an increase of 6% and the highest number since records began, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP stated: 

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Lib Dems urge Government to “turn a corner” on drugs deaths emergency

Ahead of the publication of Scotland’s drug death statistics next week, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today urged the Scottish Government to take quick steps to address the drug death emergency which is by far the worst in Europe.

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Airport boss brands vaccine rollout "woefully inadequate"

Responding to comments from the boss of Edinburgh airport Gordon Dewar that plans for the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine are "woefully inadequate", Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, whose constituency contains the airport, said:

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