October 3, 2023

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West Belfast dental follow to near in October

A WEST Belfast dental practice – which supplies NHS dental providers to around 5,000 people – has declared its closure.

Grosvenor Dental Treatment have been providing spouse and children dental treatment for about 25 decades on the Falls. The Dental Observe mentioned it strategies to shut in Oct 2023 because of to soaring costs and expanding losses due to the underfunding of the NHS.

Sinn Féin have explained the information as “catastrophic”.

Dr Michael Davidson Main Clinical Officer for Portman Dental Care Ltd, owners of the observe, said: “Patient care and making certain the sustainable shipping of the highest excellent treatment options are at the heart of the solutions presented at Grosvenor Dental Care. A evaluation of the commercial viability of the practice has concluded that, irrespective of our ongoing endeavours to triumph over the difficulties in providing NHS products and services for clients, the prices of giving treatment options outstrips the payments acquired from the NHS and for that reason, the provision of reduction-creating underfunded NHS dental treatment, can no extended be sustained.

“We entirely realize the effect today’s final decision has on sufferers this determination has not been taken flippantly and closure was our previous vacation resort.”

Responding to today’s announcement Ciara Gallagher, Chair of the British Dental Association’s Northern Ireland Dental Exercise Committee, said: “Dedicated NHS dentists across Northern Ireland are in an unachievable situation. No wellbeing qualified ought to be anticipated to cover the charges of care out their have pocket. 

“Failure to address the rising expenses of NHS dental treatment has pushed the assistance to the brink. Without having an urgent rescue approach, this will not be the very last apply to head down this street.”


Pat Sheehan MLA

The follow has advised people that they will be receiving letters in the coming times advising them of the scenario and delivering reassurance that the practice’s crew will be functioning to complete all remedy ideas that are now ongoing and proceed to assist those in dental pain, wherever attainable.  

A whole of 11 dentists and support employees at Grosvenor Dental Treatment are afflicted with a consultation process underway to find positions in other procedures in the team for them.

West Belfast MLA Pat Sheehan claimed the proposed closure of Grosvenor Highway Dental Apply will have catastrophic impacts on the wellness of the persons of the Falls.

“Grosvenor Highway Dental Treatment plays a essential purpose in furnishing dental companies to all around 5,000 individuals in the Falls and Grosvenor places,” the Sinn Féin MLA explained.

“This dental apply supports many small-revenue families and people most in have to have, households on minimal incomes, more mature isolated folks, at danger little ones and youthful individuals.

“Access to dental healthcare is an vital appropriate and the reduction of this services to a community which now faces abnormal overall health challenges is simply catastrophic.

“Sinn Féin is trying to get urgent conferences with the Belfast Believe in and Office of Wellness to check out and retain this have to-wanted assistance.

“This move arrives at a time when there is no Assembly, Government and health and fitness minister to make selections to superior people’s lives as a consequence of 1 party’s blockade of the Government.

“People require the Government back again up and functioning and doing work jointly to produce for all our men and women now.” 

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