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Motion ref. S6M-01190.2

A Caring Nation – Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland - Amendment

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, September 13, 2021

Supported by: Paul O'Kane, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

As an amendment to motion S6M-01190 in the name of Humza Yousaf (A Caring Nation – Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland), leave out from "thanks" to end and insert "appreciates all health and social care staff for their hard work both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic; recognises that the pressure they are currently facing is compounded by the historic workforce planning failures of the Scottish Government; regrets that the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the NHS has been exacerbated by 14 years of Scottish Government mismanagement, which left NHS services struggling to keep up with demand long before the pandemic, with patients waiting too long to access medical treatment, and hardworking staff facing burnout and stress, and feeling undervalued; considers that the NHS is currently in crisis, with the average wait for an ambulance now at an alarming six hours, and recent statistics showing A&E under significant pressure as only 81.5% of patients were admitted, transferred or discharged within the four-hour target in July 2021, which is the lowest monthly percentage for at least 14 years; acknowledges that, despite there being over 600,000 people on NHS waiting lists for treatment, diagnosis or outpatient appointments in Scotland, the NHS Recovery Plan published by the Scottish Government does not include proposals on how to increase activity to address this backlog until next year; agrees with the BMA that the commitments within the plan are 'unrealistic' and that it has a number of 'worrying gaps', especially on how to address staff shortages; believes that tackling the mental health crisis facing Scotland should be an immediate priority for the Scottish Government, with new statistics showing that the number of children and young people waiting for appointments is at a record high, with almost 12,000 young people waiting to be seen at the end of June 2021; strongly believes that the Scottish Government urgently needs to get the pandemic under control by improving the Test and Protect system, which is currently failing to meet the World Health Organization’s standards on contact tracing, as only 60.5% of contact tracing in the week ending 29 August 2021 was completed within 72 hours; notes the Scottish Government’s commitment to create a National Care Service, but urges the Scottish Government to also address immediate issues in social care by restarting respite services, ending non-residential care charges and addressing poverty pay in the sector by supporting a pay rise for social care staff to at least £15 per hour."


Vote

Result 21 for, 100 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote Vote Defeated

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

Scottish National Party  0 for, 60 against, 0 abstained, 4 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  21 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  0 for, 4 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

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

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Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-01190

A Caring Nation – Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Monday, September 13, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Result 67 for, 32 against, 21 abstained, 9 no vote Vote Passed


Defeated related amendments

Motion ref. S6M-01190.3

A Caring Nation – Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland - Amendment

Submitted by: Craig Hoy, South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, September 13, 2021

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Result 33 for, 66 against, 21 abstained, 9 no vote Vote Defeated


Motion ref. S6M-01190.4

A Caring Nation – Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland - Amendment

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Monday, September 13, 2021

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Result 54 for, 66 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote Vote Defeated