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Cole-Hamilton: Health Secretary must accept responsibility and resign

April 24, 2018 3:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to BMA Scotland's warning that doctors in Scotland are "under pressure like never before", with "patients suffering" and "services deteriorating" because resources aren't keeping up with demand, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

"Doctors could not put it in starker terms for the SNP Government.

"Poor decisions and inaction and are hurting staff, patients and services.

"NHS staff are fed up. The Health Secretary has received warning after warning from frontline professionals. We still haven't seen the action needed to end the GP crisis, the investment required to end the scandal of year long waits for critical mental health treatment or the primary care workforce plan that was due last year.

"Shona Robison must accept responsibility. She is obstructing the change we desperately need to see and it is time she resigned."