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Scottish Liberal Democrats will support the Labour and Conservative amendments. I congratulate island communities on taking their place in the carbon-neutral project as we all journey to net zero. The islands of Hoy and Yell, like others in the northern isles, are reliant on ferries, and the greatest source of carbon emissions in the isles is transport. As Liam McArthur’s amendment states,...
3. To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to provide local support to new mothers who require a specialist mental health bed with their baby, following recent reports that many are having to travel hundreds of miles in order to receive the treatment that they need. (S6T-00687)
There are no dedicated in-patient mental healthcare beds for new mothers north of Livingston. Hospitals in Shetland and Livingston have a contractual agreement for perinatal mental health services; my constituents are expected to take a long journey by air or sea with their newborns. Does the minister agree with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland that new mothers face a postcode...
Liberal Democrat MSP for Shetland Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 30 August 2019 — Byelection
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