Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

Equivalent of more than 1 in 7 Scots on NHS waiting list

Responding to the latest Public Health Scotland figures which show that NHS waiting lists totalled 828,398 by the quarter ending September 30th, the equivalent of more than 1 in 7 Scots, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

28 Nov 2023
Willie Rennie MSP

Secretive SNP block FOI reform

Scottish Liberal Democrats today said the SNP Government “is wedded to secrecy” after ministers announced that they won’t introduce any primary legislation to update information rights before the end of the current Parliament in 2026 and kicked other refo

28 Nov 2023
Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP

NHS Scotland runs up almost £400m deficit in six months

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today warned that rising NHS deficits must be tackled before they lead to service cuts, as a letter from the Chief Executive of NHS Scotland revealed that health boards are facing a forecast deficit

28 Nov 2023

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Orcadian Column, 30 November 2023

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We will continue to protect the rights of vulnerable people in the UK and around the world against these deplorable Conservative attacks.

26 Sep 2023

Wendy Chamberlain Keynote Speech

In her speech, Wendy called for taxpayer-funded handouts for disgraced former ministers to be scrapped, as analysis reveals £530,000 was paid out in ministerial severance payments over the past year.

25 Sep 2023

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