Cole-Hamilton on infection death at Princess Royal

Responding to the news that a third baby has died after contracting a rare blood infection at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Pupils with CPR skills make their communities safer

Commenting on the news that every pupil in Scotland is to be taught life-saving CPR skills at school, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Hundreds of GPs and dentists have taken early retirement since 2015

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said the Scottish Government is presiding over a system that is leaving doctors “exhausted and disenchanted”, after a freedom of information request published by the Scottish Government revealed 541 GPs and 221 dentists retired before reaching their state pension age between 2015 and 2018.

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Scottish Government should back LGBT+ charity facing dissolution

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP and deputy convenor of the equalities committee Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for the Scottish Government to support LGBT+ charity TIE (Time for Inclusive Education) after the charity announced it was “facing dissolution” due to a lack of secure core funding.

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Two years on, still no falls strategy

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today marked the publication of the Scottish Government’s report A Fairer Scotland for Older People, by calling on ministers to speed up progress on delivering a falls and fracture prevention strategy, more than two years after Parliament backed the Liberal Democrat proposal.

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“Disgraceful” number of patients stuck in hospital

Responding to new ISD statistics which reveal the number of patients stuck in hospital on delayed discharge, due to health and social care problems, was 8% higher in February than at the same time last year, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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571 “distressing” operation cancellations in February

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has called on the Health Secretary to ease NHS pressures after new statistics revealed 571 operations were cancelled in February alone for non-clinical or capacity reasons.

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Breast cancer treatment must be consistent and effective

Commenting on a new report from Healthcare Improvement Scotland criticising NHS Tayside after breast cancer patients were given lower doses of chemotherapy than patients elsewhere in Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Support councils to deliver Frank's Law as intended

Commenting as "Frank's Law", providing free personal care for under 65s, comes into force Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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ScotRail Update: Dalmeny

There has been a noticeable increase in issues on the morning services at Dalmeny again. This culminated in the 08.25 (29/03) appearing as cancelled on the App, and then sailing past without stopping, leaving nearly 100 people on the platform. I contacted Alex Hynes, MD at Scotrail first thing to raise this as there had been an operational policy against 'skip-stopping.'

 

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