Cole-Hamilton: A&E in a “fragile state”

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today criticised ministers for failing to give NHS staff the resources they need and leaving A&E in a “fragile state” as new statistics reveal performance against the 4-hour A&E waiting time target has dropped to 87.8%.

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Cole-Hamilton: Government “has fingers in its ears” over CAMHS waits

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today branded new figures showing worsening waiting times for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) the result of “a government with its fingers in its ears”.

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Cole-Hamilton: Delayed discharges worsen

Responding to the news that delayed discharges caused by health and social care problems are at their highest level since last October, with 1,182 people delayed at the July census, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Programme for Government should focus on public services not constitutional conniving

Speaking ahead of the Programme for Government, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

“The first minister pretends to be focused on climate change but we know every walking moment is spent on independence.

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Rennie calls for statement on P1 testing “whitewash”

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today called for Education Secretary John Swinney to come to Parliament and answer questions from MSPs over hundreds of pages of teacher feedback which dismantle the SNP’s P1 testing policy.

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P1 testing “shredded” by teachers, headteachers and local authorities

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today demanded John Swinney listen to the concerns of teachers, headteachers and local authorities as the Scottish Government released almost 400 pages of feedback on national testing of P1 pupils.

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Lib Dems vow to oppose "Eton coup"

Responding to the reports that the Government is expected to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament from mid-September, Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson said:

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New week, new Labour position on independence

Responding to Jeremy Corbyn setting out yet another different policy on independence, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Rennie: Conservatives will struggle in Davidson's absence

Commenting on Ruth Davidson's resignation, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Damning diagnosis of SNP GP workforce planning

Commenting on part 2 of Audit Scotland's report into NHS workforce planning published today, which warns that the Scottish Government is facing a significant challenge to increase the number of people working in GP surgeries, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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