Ministers must put in place mental health recovery plan

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called for a mental health recovery plan.

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Edinburgh MSPs rally to save the Zoo

A cross-party group of local Edinburgh MSPs have today written to the First Minister calling on her to support the safe re-opening of Edinburgh Zoo as part of the phase 2 easing of lockdown restrictions.

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Cole-Hamilton wins independent review of safeguarding in politics

Following the news that Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has won a Scottish Government commitment to "commission and fund an independent review" to "consider the issue of safeguarding in relation to elected representatives", Mr Cole-Hamilton commented:

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Scotland should build a museum of Empire and Slavery

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western Alex Cole-Hamilton has today used a Scottish Parliament debate to call for Scotland to build a Museum of Empire and Slavery to inform and educate about the role of Scots in the slave trade and the colonial era.

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Vote to be held on closing the "one rule for politicians" safeguarding loophole

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said "it can't be one rule for politicians and another rule for everyone else" as he put forward fresh proposals for experts to examine how basic safeguarding procedures could be applied to positions of power, preventing people who haven't been vetted having unsupervised contact with children and vulnerable adults.

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Scottish Government must publish ethnicity data on COVID-19 victims

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today repeated calls for the Scottish Government to publish data on the ethnicity of COVID-19​ victims.

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Government needs to offer clarity on its approach to asymptomatic testing

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today written to the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman, urging her to publish the scientific advice which informed the government's approach to asymptomatic transmission in care homes and called on her to clarify her comments on the value of testing asymptomatic individuals.

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"Staggering" pre-crisis CAMHS queue can't be allowed to get longer

Responding to new child and adolescent mental health waiting times statistics for the first three months of 2020 showing a record 1,253 children waiting more than a year for treatment, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton demands answers to hard questions on patient mobilisation

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for answers from the government on vulnerable older people being moved from hospital settings to care homes.

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Cole-Hamilton demands March and April care home admissions stats are published in full

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP asked the First Minister today to release specific data on people entering care homes in March and April. 

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