Friday, February 19, 2016

Fewer dentists at Nairn hospital but no reduction in provision say NHS Highland

One of our readers suggested to us today that there had been a reduction in dental provision at the hospital. We decided to ask NHS Highland for details. The response was very prompt in coming. A NHS Highland spokesperson told us:

"There has been a reduction in dentists due to staff leaving but no reduction in provision as patients will be seen by the remaining two and two visiting dentists from Inverness, supported by a dental therapist. NHS Highland will monitor waiting times for treatment and plan the workforce accordingly."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

If there are fewer dentists then of course there will be a reduction in provision.

Tooth hurty said...

Less = more or at least no reduction in service

Sounds like NHS spin of the highest degree

Graisg said...

@Doreen, thanks, will ask them about that and see what the response is.

sweetie sooker said...

I can fully appreciate this move in terms of dental provision. Nairn has a growing elderly population and as each year goes by we collectively have less teeth!

Anonymous said...

Its handy, I drop of my teeth, go for a coffee and they are usually ready for collection in an hour!
Mrs Clackers.

doreen johnson said...

Thank you

Graisg said...

@anon, do you mean the waiting list at the hospital? Who told you that if so?

Anonymous said...

If we had fluoride added into our water supply then we would all have stronger teeth and bones. Sadly the "flat earth" folk got scared.