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In this section you can find all Kezia’s latest speeches, articles and personal blogs on her work as an MSP for the Lothian Region.

NHS Lothian fails performance standards

Audit Scotland’s damning report into the SNP’s mismanagement of the NHS shows that the future of our health service is threatened under Nicola Sturgeon. The watchdog report found: The financial standing of health boards “is not sustainable” Nicola Sturgeon cut the...

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Only one-in-nine patients in the Lothians who would benefit from lung rehab are able to receive it because of a chronic shortage of spaces, Kezia Dugdale revealed today. The Labour MSP for Edinburgh and the Lothians challenged ministers to end the ‘postcode lottery’...

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Apprentice for the Day

Kezia was today an apprentice for the day in a car garage to help promote the benefits of work-based learning. She worked with Edinburgh College apprentices at Brakesafe in Edinburgh to learn skills such as changing tyres and wheels, changing oil and checking...

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NHS Treatment Time Law Broken

A flagship SNP waiting time law has been broken more than 27,000 times in the Lothian region since it was introduced. In 2012 the SNP introduced the Treatment Time Guarantee, which gave patients a legal right to treatment within 12 weeks for conditions such as knee...

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Serenity Cafe

*This article first appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News on 29/05/18* By Kezia Dugdale The Serenity Café in Holyrood has been our neighbour in the Scottish Parliament for many years. If you have never visited, it’s a hugely welcoming café which creates employment...

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