Cole-Hamilton responds to Auditor General's annual NHS report

22 Feb 2024
Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

Responding to the Auditor General's report into Scotland's NHS which notes that NHS activity in hospitals remains below pre-pandemic levels and is being outpaced by demand, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

"Every day I hear from constituents who are waiting in pain for an NHS appointment.

"I am yet to meet a doctor or nurse who thinks Humza Yousaf's so-called NHS Recovery Plan is up to scratch. The Scottish Government have not delivered the vision or the resources required to tackle the strain our NHS is under. It is no wonder health board deficits are growing.

"The nationalists cannot be trusted to cut waits, expand appointments and deliver care close to home.

"There needs to be urgent investment in clearing waiting lists and delivering preventative care so that small problems don't spiral."