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7. To ask the First Minister what urgent action the Scottish Government is taking to restore and support contact between family carers and older and disabled people living in care homes, which is considered essential to their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. (S5F-04387)
I am pleased to hear that the health secretary will meet Cathie Russell and will engage with the care home relatives Scotland group. I say to both Willie Rennie and the First Minister that the issue is not just about the timetabling of visits; it is about recognising and reinstating family care givers as equal partners in their loved ones’ care. We all want to see the virus being...
Speaker after speaker has reflected on the unprecedented times that we are living through. The programme for government has been published in the context of, and in response to, a global and national crisis. We face huge tests not only in relation to health but on the economy and climate, too. There is much to welcome in the programme for government, but it must not be the final word. MSPs on...
Labour MSP for Central Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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