Government needs to sort out Sick Kids “fiasco” as costs continue to rise

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has urged the Health Secretary to use her statement later today on the “fiasco” of the Sick Kids hospital to “come clean” on exactly what went wrong and when the hospital will finally be operational.

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Rumbles: Survey shows need to shift transport plans up a gear

Scottish Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said today that the SNP Government needs to shift its transport plans up a gear after a new survey showed satisfaction in public transport continuing to slide.

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Substance use most common diagnosis for mental health discharges

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has criticised the Scottish Government for the complete failure of its substance misuse strategy after new figures revealed that the most common diagnosis for mental health discharges was mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use.

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Rennie: Public satisfaction in services nosedives on SNP’s watch

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today said that people's satisfaction in key public services has “nosedived” on the SNP's watch, after a new Scottish Government survey showed it is at its lowest level since records began.

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NHS bed capacity continues to fall

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today demanded the Scottish Government ensure there are enough NHS beds available in acute specialities to meet demand, after figures published by ISD Scotland reveal the number of beds has continued to decrease.

In 2018/19, the average available staffed beds for acute specialities was 13,105 - a 2% decrease on last year and a 6% reduction when compared to 2013/14.

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Worrying spike in Scottish unemployment

Commenting on today's employment statistics which show that Scotland now has a higher unemployment rate and a lower employment rate than the UK average, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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McArthur: FAI system is “dangerously flawed”

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has today called on the government to “urgently and comprehensively” reform the FAI system, after the Justice Committee published its letter to the Lord Advocate raising questions about the resourcing and effectiveness of the FAI system in the wake of Allan Marshall’s death.

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Wishart alarmed that 70,000 pupils are in poor condition schools

Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Beatrice Wishart MSP today said it was “alarming” that new statistics show 70,582 Scottish pupils are being taught in schools that are considered to be in a poor or bad condition and warned the SNP are jeopardising tackling the attainment gap through “sub-par environments”.

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Beatrice Wishart appointed as education spokesperson

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today announced that new Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart will take up the role of Education spokesperson as well as a seat on the Scottish Parliament’s education committee.

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Scottish Parliament rejects No Deal Brexit

Speaking as the Scottish Parliament votes to reject a No Deal Brexit, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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