Cole-Hamilton calls for new permanent vaccine workforce

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today urged the Scottish Government to offer new hope for Scotland’s vaccination effort as he proposed “jobs giving jabs” and the creation of a new permanent vaccination workforce.

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Cole-Hamilton comments on vaccine booster chaos

Responding to reports of patients being turned away from booster vaccination appointments because they have had their second dose less than 24 weeks ago, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Government must take cancer fight to deprived areas

New Public Health Scotland figures published today show cancer mortality rates were 78% higher in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived. The most deprived areas have incidence rates that are 34% higher than the least deprived areas. 

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Cole-Hamilton: Tens of thousands waiting on tests and treatment “need new hope”

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP today said patients and NHS staff desperately “need new hope” after statistics revealed that 126,000 people are waiting for key diagnostic tests and waiting lists are getting much worse. 

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Rennie attacks "national shame" as homeless deaths rise

Responding to new figures published by National Records of Scotland showing that an estimated 256 people died while experiencing homelessness in Scotland in 2020, an increase of 40 deaths when compared to the previous year, Scottish Liberal Democrat communities spokesperson Willie Rennie said:

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GPs still struggling to recruit after decade of SNP neglect

Responding to today's funding package for GPs, health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Turn on the taps for test and protect

Responding to the First Minister's Covid briefing, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Sturgeon’s focus should be on health, not independence

Responding to Nicola Sturgeon's conference speech, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

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Cole-Hamilton calls for inquiry after First Minister’s Marr interview

Responding to the First Minister’s interview on The Andrew Marr Show, where she was challenged about the crisis in emergency care, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

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Cole-Hamilton: Deploy volunteer army to help long Covid sufferers

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has today said that the Scottish Government must offer new hope to long Covid sufferers as he set out proposals to remobilise volunteers and give people more options for treatment by expanding social prescribing. 

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