McArthur calls for emergency programme for homes to reduce emissions

Speaking after the Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics 2020 showed a 12% reduction as covid restrictions took effect, Scottish Liberal Democrat climate emergency spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP said:

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Delayed discharges up 64% in a year

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on the Scottish Government to get to grips with the social care crisis instead of devoting their efforts to independence after new figures showed a 64% year-on-year increase in delayed discharges.

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Cole-Hamilton: Nursing and midwifery vacancies at a dangerous level

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton has today condemned the Health Secretary's handling of workforce planning after new figures revealed that the number of nursing and midwifery vacancies has risen by almost 40% over the past year.

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6,000 children and adults wait over a year for mental health support

Responding to Public Health Scotland statistics showing the 18-week mental health waiting time target is being missed for almost 30% of children, with 1,615 children and 4,404 adults waiting more than a year for treatment, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented: 

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Operations 35% down on pre-pandemic levels

Responding to Public Health Scotland statistics showing the number of operations scheduled in April 2022 was 10,000 below pre-pandemic levels of NHS activity, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton: Worsening A&E crisis shows lack of SNP attention

Responding to A&E waiting times continuing to worsen, with just 69.6% of people seen within 4 hours during the week ending 29 May, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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Cole-Hamilton on PM: “One rule for them, another for the rest of us”

Responding to Conservative MPs voting to keep a lawbreaker in Number 10 this evening,  Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton commented:

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Carmichael calls on Scottish Conservatives to oust Johnson

Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has today written to Scottish Conservative MPs calling on them to oust Boris Johnson in tonight’s vote of no confidence.

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Kick this dishonest Prime Minister out of Number 10

Responding to the news of a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton commented:

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RCN Scotland report shows NHS being “overwhelmed” - Cole-Hamilton

Responding to RCN Scotland’s survey in which 86% of nursing staff said their last shift wasn’t sufficiently staffed to meet the needs of patients safely and effectively, compromising care in the majority of cases, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

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