..due to mental ill-health.
Today, we hear the above claim, based on another Lib Dem freedom of information request and with Cole-Hamilton platformed to call for the problem to be laid at the feet of SNP ministers.
Yesterday, 27th, we had an arithmetically-challenged Lib Dem FoI-based claim that police officers are taking more time off for mental health reasons when the data actually shows them almost exactly the same this year as last: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2021/12/27/15-year-old-modern-studies-pupil-has-fit-of-giggles-at-herald-report-on-police-absences/
The day before, 26th, they were ambulance-chasing for time wasted on hoax calls only for a quick analysis by a 16 year-old to reveal no increase apparent and, shockingly, only 0.003% of time wasted on that: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2021/12/26/ambulance-chasing-hamilton-never-sleeps-as-shocking-0-003-is-wasted-on-hoax-calls/
Today’s 150 000 days are going to end up the same way.
There are 58 000 nurses and midwives in Scotland (50% more than in England) working at least 220 days per year or 12 760 000 days.
150 000 is 1.17% of 12 760 000.
These three FoI requests have been undertaken to feed Scotland’s unionist MSM with SNP-bad stories over the quiet festive season.
Footnote: Do the Lib Dem advisers really think that getting Cole-Hamilton on TV more often will increase their vote?