Alex Cole-Hamilton

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Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The sight of the Scottish and UK Governments holding rival conferences on the same issue in the same city only a day apart is a damning indictment of their collective failure to tackle soaring numbers of drugs deaths” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Our ambulance staff are under huge strain. The Scottish Government must ensure that the Scottish Ambulance Service and other agencies have the support and resources they need to educate people over the dangers that time-waster calls pose” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I wonder if there’s now a case for the government to work with Tim Davison to see if they can extend the period before his retirement so that leadership continuity is assured” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton writes : “Whose streets? Our streets. Whose flag? Our flag” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “We can only be thankful that the Government acted decisively to ban handguns after Dunblane. "These comments hammer home once more that Boris Johnson is a deeply unserious politician, better suited to Trump’s Republican Party than the office of Prime Minister” External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 6, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Just last week, the Government denied there was a mental health crisis. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Mental Health Services ) : “Just last week the government denied there was a mental health crisis. Today, the length of time children and young people are waiting for treatment is the worst on record. Performance has plummeted. "The SNP Government is failing a generation of young people and the consequences of their waiting up to two years for treatment are heartbreaking. Problems that start small are becoming crises as help arrives too late. "Staff are working around the clock but they aren’t getting anywhere close to the support and resources they need. They were promised an integrated workforce plan by the Health Secretary but it's a year late. "Liberal Democrats will end the SNP's independence obsession and instead build a brighter future, with extra funding to transform mental health services and treat them with the same urgency as physical health” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is a serious and direct threat to our beloved NHS,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "I will be asking serious questions about how fit-for-purpose what looks like shipping containers are, in terms of hygiene, durability and light provision" External link

bbc Wednesday, November 27, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Every vote for the SNP will be used to justify their independence obsession,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, November 22, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Jeremy Corbyn ) : “For once, Jeremy Corbyn has given a straight answer but it is one that will be deeply dismaying for the majority of Scots. He will never fight for Scotland’s place in the UK” External link

TheScotsman Friday, November 15, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton disse : "Temos equipes de pessoas batendo à porta todas as noites" External link

uol Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton disse : "Temos equipes de pessoas batendo à porta todas as noites" External link

uol Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’ve got teams of people going out door-knocking every night,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’re trying to have fun with it too,” “We’re starting to think about putting Christmas decorations up in our office for when December hits” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’ve got teams of people going out door-knocking every night,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’re trying to have fun with it too,” “We’re starting to think about putting Christmas decorations up in our office for when December hits” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "We are clear on Brexit and clear against the division of independence" External link

bbc Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “These are utterly outrageous sums of money. This has been an extremely poorly managed project and it is patients, NHS staff and the taxpayer who are now paying the price. The public inquiry must move forward urgently so that public trust can be restored” External link

sundaymail Friday, October 25, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "We know that early diagnosis of breast cancer can make all the difference to successful treatment, so it's extremely bad news to see uptake on a prolonged downward slide. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “A lot of the polls, particularly in recent weeks have pointed to a notional Lib Dem gain, particularly in Ross, Skye and Lochaber,” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The demographic vote in the constituency, the Remain vote and the No vote all put that on the map for us as a massive target,” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Today, Scotland joins a family of more enlightened nations. " External link

standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

TheScotsman Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

heraldscotland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Cabinet Secretary has rejected my call for a public inquiry. " External link

heart Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The number of beds in our hospitals continues to slide. We need assurances that the NHS is equipped to meet demand. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Sick Kids ) : "The Health Secretary needs to use today's statement to tell Parliament exactly what has gone wrong at the new Sick Kids Hospital and to come clean about when it's going to be fixed," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Less than a year after the last reshuffle, the deckchairs are being rearranged again. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, September 2, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “To call this an old photo is false. We have provided proof of our taking this photo last Friday on Hanover Street so at least one advert was still in circulation weeks after the move to the hospital was cancelled. It has now only been taken down because of my intervention earlier this week” External link

TheScotsman Friday, August 16, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Liberal Democrata ) : “Scottish Labour is being punished for its garbled position on Brexit because the public can see straight through their attempt to play both sides. Liberal Democrats are campaigning ferociously for a people’s vote so the public can have the final say on Brexit. We’re the only party that is both pro-UK and pro-EU” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "People ask me why do you still come to Pride, why does Pride still need to happen? We've got gay equality rights, we've got marriage equality? " External link

TheScotsman Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "People ask me why do you still come to Pride, why does Pride still need to happen? We've got gay equality rights, we've got marriage equality? " External link

heraldscotland Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Liberal Democrats asked for reform of the GRA in the last parliament because it was harming trans people then just as it is harming them now. " External link

independent-UK Friday, June 21, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The Bill is a desperate planning power grab that funnels unnecessary new powers into ministers’ hands. The last thing we need is more centralisation. The planning system should at its core be about local autonomy and accountability” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “There has been a devastating increase in drug-related hospital stays and deaths in recent years. The situation continues to deteriorate and this should compel the Scottish Government to go further” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Every person who votes for the SNP at the European elections should know that their vote will be twisted by the SNP as support for independence” External link

TheScotsman Friday, May 17, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “He must be out of his mind if he thinks citizens of the Capital will be willing to pay to her his narrow-minded, insular world view” External link

TheScotsman Friday, May 17, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “How can we stand in judgement over countries like Russia, or like China, over their human rights abuses, when they have higher ages of criminality responsibility than we do?” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "These new statistics are very disappointing and show performance against the four hour target is once again slipping because the SNP aren’t properly resourcing the NHS. “Doctors and nurses work incredibly hard, but they can only do so much. Social care, mental health and primary care services are all crying out for more investment and failures in those spheres are slowing down our hospitals. “We’re heading towards two years of the SNP failing to meet the target that they set for themselves. Week after week these statistics are dropped onto the Health Secretary’s desk but we haven’t seen progress" External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Deleting electronic communications that are more than 14 months old when the inquiry is looking into a complaint made 15 months ago is deeply troubling” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Well over 1,000 are stuck in hospital on any given day when they are well enough to go home because there isn’t enough care available in the community. That’s a disgrace” External link

chesterfirst Monday, April 8, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Well over 1,000 are stuck in hospital on any given day when they are well enough to go home because there isn’t enough care available in the community. That’s a disgrace” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, April 2, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “My constituents are worried that they will not get their medicine” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "My constituents are worried that they will not get their medicine" External link

heraldscotland Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “My constituents are worried that they will not get their medicine” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “My constituents are worried that they will not get their medicine” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Extended waits for those in urgent need can have serious consequences not only for them, but also for those close to them” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Extended waits for those in urgent need can have serious consequences not only for them, but also for those close to them” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “The public are sick and tired of the SNP banging on about another independence referendum when they should be fixing the problems in our schools and hospitals” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This represents the very worst extreme of the many thousands of times the legally binding waiting time guarantee is breached every week of the year” External link

themirror Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Scotland’s relationship with alcohol is shameful,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Scotland’s relationship with alcohol is shameful,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton saying : "the optics of this are not great" External link

bbc Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The optics of this are not great” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton saying : "the optics of this are not great" External link

bbc Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton wrote ( about Jeane Freeman ) : “My constituent has been in Royal Infirmary Edinburgh ten days. "This was her dinner tonight. Food’s been consistently poor. (It’s an omelette btw). The Lib Dem MSP for Edinburgh West called in the same tweet for Health Secretary Jeane Freeman to "challenge contractors” External link

thesun Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This intervention is both timely and welcome. It underscores the reality that if we set the new age of criminal responsibility in Scotland at twelve, we will reach the same level as the four most socially conservative countries in Europe and still find ourselves well behind the international curve” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This intervention is both timely and welcome. It underscores the reality that if we set the new age of criminal responsibility in Scotland at twelve, we will reach the same level as the four most socially conservative countries in Europe and still find ourselves well behind the international curve” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, December 16, 2018 3:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It's really worrying to learn that children’s backgrounds continue to have such a serious influence over their health” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The anti-drink drive message is a crucial one all year round but it is particularly important at this time of year as people prepare to celebrate the festive season. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Only 44% of people have signed up to the organ donation register yet this survey shows a majority of the public are comfortable with the idea of an opt-out system. in Wales have championed the opt-out system and it has had a massive impact on patients and their families waiting for life-saving transplants. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "We can't allow the progress that we have seen in tackling heart disease and strokes to slide" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "I'm astonished, absolutely astonished, at the revelation the SYFA have turned down this offer of help to get through the backlog" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Spending £50,000 on recruitment consultants who have clearly failed at their job is £50,000 that is not being spent on patient care” External link

heraldscotland Monday, February 20, 2017 3:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "SNP Ministers are simply failing to step up to the challenge. " External link

express Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Hospitals can quickly become congested unless there are sufficient numbers of radiologists. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Our emergency services do an incredible job, but getting an ambulance to someone within five minutes to administer a defibrillator can be extremely challenging. Every second counts in a life-or-death situation and therefore it's vitally important that such equipment is available quickly. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, February 13, 2017 8:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the First Minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. " External link

wandsworthguardian Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale" External link

wandsworthguardian Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the First Minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. " External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, February 5, 2017 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, February 5, 2017 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the First Minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. " External link

msn-uk Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale" External link

msn-uk Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the first minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. "What then are we to make of patients in hospital for up to 500 nights, perhaps because carers can't be found to visit them at home or there isn't a care home place available?" External link

bbc Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale" External link

bbc Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Karen Clark ) : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale”. GETTY Some people were also left in wards waiting on a needs assessment to be concluded The party’s social care spokeswoman, Cllr Karen Clark, said: “For someone to be needlessly stuck in hospital for up to eighteen months is nothing short of a national scandal. “Medical staff had declared these patients ready to leave. Seeing care packages fall through time after time causes patients and their families immense stress. “And there can be no doubt that someone spending such a prolonged time in hospital when they should be at home will pair their mental and physical health”. A Scottish Government spokesman admitted there were " External link

express Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the First Minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. " External link

express Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "While there was a slight improvement in A&E waiting times, it is worth remembering this follows the worst week since March 2015. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "He was very concerned that he felt that the levels of cancellations in his ward due to the unavailability of beds because of the lack of ring-fencing in the neurology department was getting to the stage where his morale and the morale of his fellow surgeons was really plummeting because they kept having to turn people away" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 17, 2017 8:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "He was very concerned that he felt that the levels of cancellations in his ward due to the unavailability of beds because of the lack of ring-fencing in the neurology department was getting to the stage where his morale and the morale of his fellow surgeons was really plummeting because they kept having to turn people away" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "They came up with the very simple idea that we ring-fence the beds for neurosurgery. It didn't really impact on the rest of the hospital but it meant that people got seen for elective surgery" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "It gets our guys out of hospital though, sometimes" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "NHS staff work round the clock saving lives and providing quality care to those that need it. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, January 15, 2017 1:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "These new figures show that over 1,000 beds have been lost over the past two years. " External link

express Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The decision by the Cabinet Secretary for Health to centralise cleft surgery services to Glasgow will come as a bitter blow to campaigners who have tirelessly worked to make the case for a continuing service in Edinburgh. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Children must be given every opportunity to have a healthy lifestyle and be fit for the future. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "All parties supported the bringing together of NHS and local council care services but these figures raise questions about the difference this is making at this early stage. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Children must be given every opportunity to have a healthy lifestyle and be fit for the future. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Performance against a range of key targets is getting worse, not better. It is time staff were given the support they need to save lives” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "The massive cost overruns from another SNP IT fiasco will have long term implications for funding”. NHS 24 chief executive Angiolina Foster said she " External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 7, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "The massive cost overruns from another SNP IT fiasco will have long term implications for funding”. NHS 24 chief executive Angiolina Foster said she " External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 7, 2016 10:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "The massive cost overruns from another SNP IT fiasco will have long term implications for funding”. NHS 24 chief executive Angiolina Foster said she " External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 7, 2016 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "In financial terms, NHS Tayside seems to be in intensive care. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "There are any number of medical reasons why an operation may have to be delayed but the hard fact is that the NHS is sending hundreds of patients home before they have their operation because of capacity issues. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "This vote sends a clear message to the Health Secretary that these damaging NHS closure proposals need to be called in by ministers and scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament" External link

heraldscotland Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "This vote sends a clear message to the Health Secretary that these damaging NHS closure proposals need to be called in by ministers and scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The increase in the number of people admitted to hospital as a result of drug misuse shows just how far we have to go if we are to tackle Scotland's substance abuse problem. All the evidence suggests that the current approach to drugs is not working. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The performance of our Olympians and Paralympians should inspire people right across the country to get healthy and these figures suggest that this will not come before time. At the moment, Scotland is losing the battle of the bulge. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, September 26, 2016 2:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The NHS has been under winter strain during the summer months. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:46:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The performance of our Olympians and Paralympians should inspire people right across the country to get healthy and these figures suggest that this will not come before time. At the moment, Scotland is losing the battle of the bulge. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "These figures show just how important the EU is to Edinburgh University. Edinburgh is one of our finest higher education institutions and we need to ensure that it can continue to attract the high quality staff that it needs to thrive" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Greater Glasgow ) : "The health board can consult all they want but it is not hard to imagine the sort of response that they will get to plans that would see doors shut at hospitals and maternity units across Greater Glasgow. We have already seen protests over these savings plans" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT



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Alex Cole-Hamilton

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Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The sight of the Scottish and UK Governments holding rival conferences on the same issue in the same city only a day apart is a damning indictment of their collective failure to tackle soaring numbers of drugs deaths” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Our ambulance staff are under huge strain. The Scottish Government must ensure that the Scottish Ambulance Service and other agencies have the support and resources they need to educate people over the dangers that time-waster calls pose” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “I wonder if there’s now a case for the government to work with Tim Davison to see if they can extend the period before his retirement so that leadership continuity is assured” External link

TheScotsman Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton writes : “Whose streets? Our streets. Whose flag? Our flag” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 11:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “We can only be thankful that the Government acted decisively to ban handguns after Dunblane. "These comments hammer home once more that Boris Johnson is a deeply unserious politician, better suited to Trump’s Republican Party than the office of Prime Minister” External link

heraldscotland Friday, December 6, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Just last week, the Government denied there was a mental health crisis. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Mental Health Services ) : “Just last week the government denied there was a mental health crisis. Today, the length of time children and young people are waiting for treatment is the worst on record. Performance has plummeted. "The SNP Government is failing a generation of young people and the consequences of their waiting up to two years for treatment are heartbreaking. Problems that start small are becoming crises as help arrives too late. "Staff are working around the clock but they aren’t getting anywhere close to the support and resources they need. They were promised an integrated workforce plan by the Health Secretary but it's a year late. "Liberal Democrats will end the SNP's independence obsession and instead build a brighter future, with extra funding to transform mental health services and treat them with the same urgency as physical health” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Donald Trump ) : “Donald Trump is a serious and direct threat to our beloved NHS,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Nicola Sturgeon has learned nothing from Brexit. Breaking up is hard to do. This manifesto is a recipe for chaos and uncertainty” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "I will be asking serious questions about how fit-for-purpose what looks like shipping containers are, in terms of hygiene, durability and light provision" External link

bbc Wednesday, November 27, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Every vote for the SNP will be used to justify their independence obsession,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, November 22, 2019 8:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Jeremy Corbyn ) : “For once, Jeremy Corbyn has given a straight answer but it is one that will be deeply dismaying for the majority of Scots. He will never fight for Scotland’s place in the UK” External link

TheScotsman Friday, November 15, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton disse : "Temos equipes de pessoas batendo à porta todas as noites" External link

uol Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton disse : "Temos equipes de pessoas batendo à porta todas as noites" External link

uol Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:51:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’ve got teams of people going out door-knocking every night,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’re trying to have fun with it too,” “We’re starting to think about putting Christmas decorations up in our office for when December hits” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’ve got teams of people going out door-knocking every night,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “We’re trying to have fun with it too,” “We’re starting to think about putting Christmas decorations up in our office for when December hits” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "We are clear on Brexit and clear against the division of independence" External link

bbc Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “These are utterly outrageous sums of money. This has been an extremely poorly managed project and it is patients, NHS staff and the taxpayer who are now paying the price. The public inquiry must move forward urgently so that public trust can be restored” External link

sundaymail Friday, October 25, 2019 12:42:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "We know that early diagnosis of breast cancer can make all the difference to successful treatment, so it's extremely bad news to see uptake on a prolonged downward slide. " External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “A lot of the polls, particularly in recent weeks have pointed to a notional Lib Dem gain, particularly in Ross, Skye and Lochaber,” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The demographic vote in the constituency, the Remain vote and the No vote all put that on the map for us as a massive target,” External link

TheScotsman Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Today, Scotland joins a family of more enlightened nations. " External link

standard Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:43:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

TheScotsman Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

heraldscotland Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

wandsworthguardian Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “I’ve been marching in these demos now for three years and that just shows how far this movement’s come,” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, September 21, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Cabinet Secretary has rejected my call for a public inquiry. " External link

heart Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The number of beds in our hospitals continues to slide. We need assurances that the NHS is equipped to meet demand. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Sick Kids ) : "The Health Secretary needs to use today's statement to tell Parliament exactly what has gone wrong at the new Sick Kids Hospital and to come clean about when it's going to be fixed," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Less than a year after the last reshuffle, the deckchairs are being rearranged again. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, September 2, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “To call this an old photo is false. We have provided proof of our taking this photo last Friday on Hanover Street so at least one advert was still in circulation weeks after the move to the hospital was cancelled. It has now only been taken down because of my intervention earlier this week” External link

TheScotsman Friday, August 16, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Liberal Democrata ) : “Scottish Labour is being punished for its garbled position on Brexit because the public can see straight through their attempt to play both sides. Liberal Democrats are campaigning ferociously for a people’s vote so the public can have the final say on Brexit. We’re the only party that is both pro-UK and pro-EU” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, August 4, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "People ask me why do you still come to Pride, why does Pride still need to happen? We've got gay equality rights, we've got marriage equality? " External link

TheScotsman Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "People ask me why do you still come to Pride, why does Pride still need to happen? We've got gay equality rights, we've got marriage equality? " External link

heraldscotland Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The Liberal Democrats asked for reform of the GRA in the last parliament because it was harming trans people then just as it is harming them now. " External link

independent-UK Friday, June 21, 2019 2:59:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The Bill is a desperate planning power grab that funnels unnecessary new powers into ministers’ hands. The last thing we need is more centralisation. The planning system should at its core be about local autonomy and accountability” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, June 4, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton insisted : “persistent vacancies across the NHS are making life difficult for hardworking NHS staff and jeopardising patient care” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:53:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “There has been a devastating increase in drug-related hospital stays and deaths in recent years. The situation continues to deteriorate and this should compel the Scottish Government to go further” External link

TheScotsman Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Every person who votes for the SNP at the European elections should know that their vote will be twisted by the SNP as support for independence” External link

TheScotsman Friday, May 17, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “He must be out of his mind if he thinks citizens of the Capital will be willing to pay to her his narrow-minded, insular world view” External link

TheScotsman Friday, May 17, 2019 1:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “How can we stand in judgement over countries like Russia, or like China, over their human rights abuses, when they have higher ages of criminality responsibility than we do?” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "These new statistics are very disappointing and show performance against the four hour target is once again slipping because the SNP aren’t properly resourcing the NHS. “Doctors and nurses work incredibly hard, but they can only do so much. Social care, mental health and primary care services are all crying out for more investment and failures in those spheres are slowing down our hospitals. “We’re heading towards two years of the SNP failing to meet the target that they set for themselves. Week after week these statistics are dropped onto the Health Secretary’s desk but we haven’t seen progress" External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Deleting electronic communications that are more than 14 months old when the inquiry is looking into a complaint made 15 months ago is deeply troubling” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, May 2, 2019 8:01:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Well over 1,000 are stuck in hospital on any given day when they are well enough to go home because there isn’t enough care available in the community. That’s a disgrace” External link

chesterfirst Monday, April 8, 2019 9:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Well over 1,000 are stuck in hospital on any given day when they are well enough to go home because there isn’t enough care available in the community. That’s a disgrace” External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, April 2, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “My constituents are worried that they will not get their medicine” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "My constituents are worried that they will not get their medicine" External link

heraldscotland Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “My constituents are worried that they will not get their medicine” External link

wandsworthguardian Thursday, March 28, 2019 8:10:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “My constituents are worried that they will not get their medicine” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Extended waits for those in urgent need can have serious consequences not only for them, but also for those close to them” External link

oxfordtimes Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Extended waits for those in urgent need can have serious consequences not only for them, but also for those close to them” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, March 26, 2019 5:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “The public are sick and tired of the SNP banging on about another independence referendum when they should be fixing the problems in our schools and hospitals” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, March 12, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This represents the very worst extreme of the many thousands of times the legally binding waiting time guarantee is breached every week of the year” External link

themirror Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Scotland’s relationship with alcohol is shameful,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Scotland’s relationship with alcohol is shameful,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, February 26, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton saying : "the optics of this are not great" External link

bbc Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “The optics of this are not great” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton saying : "the optics of this are not great" External link

bbc Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:44:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton wrote ( about Jeane Freeman ) : “My constituent has been in Royal Infirmary Edinburgh ten days. "This was her dinner tonight. Food’s been consistently poor. (It’s an omelette btw). The Lib Dem MSP for Edinburgh West called in the same tweet for Health Secretary Jeane Freeman to "challenge contractors” External link

thesun Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This intervention is both timely and welcome. It underscores the reality that if we set the new age of criminal responsibility in Scotland at twelve, we will reach the same level as the four most socially conservative countries in Europe and still find ourselves well behind the international curve” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, December 16, 2018 1:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “This intervention is both timely and welcome. It underscores the reality that if we set the new age of criminal responsibility in Scotland at twelve, we will reach the same level as the four most socially conservative countries in Europe and still find ourselves well behind the international curve” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, December 16, 2018 3:39:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “It's really worrying to learn that children’s backgrounds continue to have such a serious influence over their health” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 11, 2018 4:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The anti-drink drive message is a crucial one all year round but it is particularly important at this time of year as people prepare to celebrate the festive season. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:09:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Only 44% of people have signed up to the organ donation register yet this survey shows a majority of the public are comfortable with the idea of an opt-out system. in Wales have championed the opt-out system and it has had a massive impact on patients and their families waiting for life-saving transplants. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, March 1, 2017 3:50:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "We can't allow the progress that we have seen in tackling heart disease and strokes to slide" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "I'm astonished, absolutely astonished, at the revelation the SYFA have turned down this offer of help to get through the backlog" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:55:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : “Spending £50,000 on recruitment consultants who have clearly failed at their job is £50,000 that is not being spent on patient care” External link

heraldscotland Monday, February 20, 2017 3:49:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "SNP Ministers are simply failing to step up to the challenge. " External link

express Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:17:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Hospitals can quickly become congested unless there are sufficient numbers of radiologists. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:12:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Our emergency services do an incredible job, but getting an ambulance to someone within five minutes to administer a defibrillator can be extremely challenging. Every second counts in a life-or-death situation and therefore it's vitally important that such equipment is available quickly. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, February 13, 2017 8:37:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the First Minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. " External link

wandsworthguardian Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale" External link

wandsworthguardian Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the First Minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. " External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, February 5, 2017 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, February 5, 2017 11:33:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the First Minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. " External link

msn-uk Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale" External link

msn-uk Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:03:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the first minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. "What then are we to make of patients in hospital for up to 500 nights, perhaps because carers can't be found to visit them at home or there isn't a care home place available?" External link

bbc Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale" External link

bbc Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:40:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added ( about Karen Clark ) : "Under the SNP, 1,000 beds were lost from Scotland's hospitals during the same three years. Our under-pressure NHS can ill afford delayed discharges on this extreme scale”. GETTY Some people were also left in wards waiting on a needs assessment to be concluded The party’s social care spokeswoman, Cllr Karen Clark, said: “For someone to be needlessly stuck in hospital for up to eighteen months is nothing short of a national scandal. “Medical staff had declared these patients ready to leave. Seeing care packages fall through time after time causes patients and their families immense stress. “And there can be no doubt that someone spending such a prolonged time in hospital when they should be at home will pair their mental and physical health”. A Scottish Government spokesman admitted there were " External link

express Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : "In November I asked the First Minister about a constituent of mine who had spent 150 nights in hospital due to delayed discharge. Nicola Sturgeon described the situation as unacceptable. " External link

express Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "While there was a slight improvement in A&E waiting times, it is worth remembering this follows the worst week since March 2015. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:50:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "He was very concerned that he felt that the levels of cancellations in his ward due to the unavailability of beds because of the lack of ring-fencing in the neurology department was getting to the stage where his morale and the morale of his fellow surgeons was really plummeting because they kept having to turn people away" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 17, 2017 8:58:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "He was very concerned that he felt that the levels of cancellations in his ward due to the unavailability of beds because of the lack of ring-fencing in the neurology department was getting to the stage where his morale and the morale of his fellow surgeons was really plummeting because they kept having to turn people away" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "They came up with the very simple idea that we ring-fence the beds for neurosurgery. It didn't really impact on the rest of the hospital but it meant that people got seen for elective surgery" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "It gets our guys out of hospital though, sometimes" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "NHS staff work round the clock saving lives and providing quality care to those that need it. " External link

heraldscotland Sunday, January 15, 2017 1:39:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "These new figures show that over 1,000 beds have been lost over the past two years. " External link

express Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:45:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The decision by the Cabinet Secretary for Health to centralise cleft surgery services to Glasgow will come as a bitter blow to campaigners who have tirelessly worked to make the case for a continuing service in Edinburgh. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:29:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Children must be given every opportunity to have a healthy lifestyle and be fit for the future. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, December 15, 2016 4:24:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "All parties supported the bringing together of NHS and local council care services but these figures raise questions about the difference this is making at this early stage. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "Children must be given every opportunity to have a healthy lifestyle and be fit for the future. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:19:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : “Performance against a range of key targets is getting worse, not better. It is time staff were given the support they need to save lives” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "The massive cost overruns from another SNP IT fiasco will have long term implications for funding”. NHS 24 chief executive Angiolina Foster said she " External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 7, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "The massive cost overruns from another SNP IT fiasco will have long term implications for funding”. NHS 24 chief executive Angiolina Foster said she " External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 7, 2016 10:47:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton added : "The massive cost overruns from another SNP IT fiasco will have long term implications for funding”. NHS 24 chief executive Angiolina Foster said she " External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 7, 2016 3:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "In financial terms, NHS Tayside seems to be in intensive care. " External link

heraldscotland Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:04:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "There are any number of medical reasons why an operation may have to be delayed but the hard fact is that the NHS is sending hundreds of patients home before they have their operation because of capacity issues. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "This vote sends a clear message to the Health Secretary that these damaging NHS closure proposals need to be called in by ministers and scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament" External link

heraldscotland Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:05:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "This vote sends a clear message to the Health Secretary that these damaging NHS closure proposals need to be called in by ministers and scrutinised by the Scottish Parliament" External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:02:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The increase in the number of people admitted to hospital as a result of drug misuse shows just how far we have to go if we are to tackle Scotland's substance abuse problem. All the evidence suggests that the current approach to drugs is not working. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The performance of our Olympians and Paralympians should inspire people right across the country to get healthy and these figures suggest that this will not come before time. At the moment, Scotland is losing the battle of the bulge. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, September 26, 2016 2:14:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The NHS has been under winter strain during the summer months. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:46:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "The performance of our Olympians and Paralympians should inspire people right across the country to get healthy and these figures suggest that this will not come before time. At the moment, Scotland is losing the battle of the bulge. " External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said : "These figures show just how important the EU is to Edinburgh University. Edinburgh is one of our finest higher education institutions and we need to ensure that it can continue to attract the high quality staff that it needs to thrive" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:01:00 AM EAT

Alex Cole Hamilton said ( about Greater Glasgow ) : "The health board can consult all they want but it is not hard to imagine the sort of response that they will get to plans that would see doors shut at hospitals and maternity units across Greater Glasgow. We have already seen protests over these savings plans" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:05:00 PM EAT



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