Cole-Hamilton: Rising alcohol hospitalisations show need to win battle with the bottle

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today stressed the importance of swiftly introducing minimum unit pricing as part of a new push to win Scotland's battle with the bottle as new figures showed alcohol-related hospital stays rose for the third year in a row.

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Cole-Hamilton: 1800 people waiting too long in A&E

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said long waits in A&E are unacceptable as new figures revealed that the 4 hour waiting time target was missed for almost 1800 patients. 

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Cole-Hamilton: Underfunding has contributed to GP crisis

Responding to the news that spending on GPs is unchanged in real terms and as a proportion of total NHS spending since 2012/13, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented: 

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Rennie: Sturgeon must reassure European partners over RT propaganda

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today written to the First Minister to request that she set out what steps she will now take to reassure European partners in the wake of her predecessor taking up a role for the Kremlin-backed RT.

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McArthur calls for emergency statement on child sex exploitation claims

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has called for an emergency statement at Parliament after it was claimed today that children in Govanhill are being sexually exploited.

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Scot Lib Dems respond to student funding proposals

Responding to reports in the Sunday Herald that the Scottish Government are considering plans to give students a guaranteed income of £8000, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton leads debate to bust incontinence taboo

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today led a Scottish Parliament debate on tackling the taboo around incontinence. To highlight the issue, Mr Cole-Hamilton has teamed up with campaigner, physiotherapist and comedian Elaine Miller to bust the stigma around incontinence and call for a nationwide strategy to tackle the issue. 

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McArthur: New SPA Chair must rebuild trust

Responding to the appointment of Susan Deacon as the new chair of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Jardine wins assurances over treatment of women asylum seekers

Liberal Democrat Scotland spokesperson and Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has won assurances from the UK Government that vulnerable women asylum-seekers will be treated with justice and dignity. 

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Cole-Hamilton: NHS targets must drive improvement

Commenting on the publication of the national review of targets and indicators in health and social care, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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