Cole-Hamilton criticises SNP for “congested” hospitals and lack of community care


45 million hours of NHS staff illness

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today declared that “it does not take a brain surgeon” to recognise that Scottish NHS staff are overworked and in need of a break, as he revealed new data showing that there have been over 45 million hours of staff absence since 2016, with staff mental health issues cited as the number one cause.

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Scottish Liberal Democrats reveal patients waiting years on “miserable” delayed discharge

Scottish Liberal Democrats have today revealed patients stuck in hospital on delayed discharge for hundreds days after they were declared ready to leave, branding the situation “miserable".

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Cole-Hamilton criticises “shameful” cancer waiting times

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today branded waits for cancer treatment “shameful” as new statistics show just two NHS boards are meeting the critical waiting time target.

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NHS workforce plan a victim of SNP independence obsession


CAMHS waiting times "plummet" to worst ever


Sick Kids has been an “extremely poorly managed project”

Minutes of the meeting of NHS Lothian’s board specifically overseeing the Sick Kids project revealed there were over 2,000 snagging issues identified at the hospital earlier this year.

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Waiting times failures

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has condemned the failure of the SNP’s Waiting Times Improvement Plan and warned that performance has actually deteriorated since the introduction of the recovery plan exactly one year ago.

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INEQUALITIES IN HEART TREATMENT COSTING WOMEN’S LIVES

I hav raised concerns over gender bias in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease following a recent British Heart Foundation Scotland report, Bias and Biology, highlighting nearly three times as many women die from types of heart disease as breast cancer.

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NEW KIRKLISTON STATION

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has just launched a campaign to introduce a new railway station at Kirkliston with routes into Edinburgh.

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