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Motion ref. S6M-06073

Addressing NHS Waiting Times

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Monday, September 26, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Meghan Gallacher, Liam Kerr, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Motions as amended

That the Parliament recognises the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health services and thanks Scotland’s frontline health and care staff for continuing to deliver high-quality care in spite of pressures associated with the ongoing pandemic; understands that these pressures are being experienced in health services across the UK and beyond; notes that, in 60 days, the number of people waiting longer than two years for an outpatient appointment was reduced by almost a quarter and that most specialisms have no waits of this length; welcomes that, since the start of the pandemic, NHS staffing is up by almost 9%; notes that child and adolescent mental health services began treatment of 5,200 children in the most recent quarter, the highest number ever recorded for the second quarter in a row; commends the dedication of Hospital at Home staff, whose work has avoided or saved bed days equivalent to that of a large district general hospital, including increased capacity for Outpatient Intravenous Antimicrobial Treatments, remote monitoring for COVID, and Respiratory Rapid Response services, which has already saved 45,000 hospital bed days in 2022; regrets the impact that Brexit and the UK Government’s anti-immigration rhetoric have had on recruitment in care services, and welcomes that over £1.6 billion of Scottish Government investment is being provided for social care and integration in 2022, and that, by the end of this parliamentary session, investment will increase by at least £840 million to improve services through the creation of the National Care Service.


Vote

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  58 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  0 for, 20 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  0 for, 3 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  7 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Original motion text

That the Parliament is concerned by the length and scale of NHS waiting times; notes that A&E, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), cancer and routine treatment waiting times are well short of where they need to be; recognises that the root cause of this problem is a lack of beds in NHS hospitals; regrets, therefore, that the Scottish Government is focussed more on structural reform than building greater capacity into the social care system; notes that the NHS Recovery Plan is failing to have a demonstrably positive impact on waiting times, and calls, therefore, on the Scottish Government to rewrite its NHS Recovery Plan ahead of this winter.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S6M-06073.3

Addressing NHS Waiting Times - Amendment

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 65 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote Vote Passed


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-06073.2

Addressing NHS Waiting Times - Amendment

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote Vote Defeated


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-06073.1

Addressing NHS Waiting Times - Amendment

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Carol Mochan, Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022