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."
If there are fewer dentists then of course there will be a reduction in provision.
Less = more or at least no reduction in service
Sounds like NHS spin of the highest degree
@Doreen, thanks, will ask them about that and see what the response is.
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!
Its handy, I drop of my teeth, go for a coffee and they are usually ready for collection in an hour!
@anon, do you mean the waiting list at the hospital? Who told you that if so?
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.
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