Cole-Hamilton: Frustrating A&E figures show more people waiting longer for help

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has voiced concern at new A&E statistics out today, which reveal performance against the 4-hour waiting time target has fallen to 87.1%.

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Cole-Hamilton reveals GPs working up to 90 hours per week

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said that new figures highlighting GPs working up to 90 hours per week show that the SNP are “working doctors until they drop”.

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Cole-Hamilton: Prince's Trust survey shows mental health investment "urgent"

Responding to new research from the Prince’s Trust showing more than 40% of young people have experienced a mental health problem and regularly feel stressed, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said additional investment in mental health services for them was urgently needed.

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Cole-Hamilton appalled by NHS Tayside's misspent charity cash

Commenting on reports that NHS Tayside used money donated to charity to pay for a new computer system, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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NHS bed numbers must meet demand

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called on the Scottish Government to ensure there are enough NHS beds available in acute specialities to meet demand, after new statistics showed the number available has continued to fall.

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Cole-Hamilton calls for a “regulated cannabis market”

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for a “regulated cannabis market” after it was revealed over 60% of drug possession crimes involved cannabis in 2016-17.

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Cole-Hamilton: Cancer targets “a distant prospect”

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today called for health boards to publish new action plans for eliminating long waits for cancer treatment, after new statistics reveal the 62-day target was missed in another quarter.

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Lib Dems declare support for Period Poverty Member’s Bill

Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today voiced his support for Monica Lennon’s Member’s Bill, which would require schools, colleges and universities to ensure free access to sanitary products.

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Cole-Hamilton: Patients left in pain waiting for physio

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said patients were being left in pain after new figures showed just half of patients were seen within the NHS physio waiting time target.

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Cole-Hamilton: Public concerned at 8 months of A&E failings

Commenting on new figures showing just 83.5% of people attending A&E during the week ending 11 March were admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours, well below the SNP Government's 95% target, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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