Clwyd West MS Darren Millar who has been leading a campaign to save dental services in Colwyn Bay, following Bupa Dental Care’s decision to close in the town, is delighted by news that another dental care provider is interested in taking on their premises.
It was feared that 12,000 people would be without a dentist when the BUPA Dental Care UK practice in Colwyn Bay closes next year, as other NHS dentists in the area are full to capacity and unable to take them on.
Following the announcement of the closure Darren has been raising concerns with Welsh Ministers, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Bupa, and working hard to ensure that they find a solution to ensure continuity of dental services in Colwyn Bay. He is therefore delighted that there is now hope for all patients affected.
“Since Bupa Dental Care first announced its plans to close their practice in Colwyn Bay, patients of the surgery have been extremely concerned about how they would access dental services in the future given that all other practices in the area are full to capacity.
“I am therefore extremely pleased that another dental care provider has expressed an interest in taking on the Bupa Dental Care premises, staff and NHS contract in Colwyn Bay. They are currently engaging positively with Bupa and the Health Board and I hopefully we will have some definite, positive news soon.
“In the meantime, I thank everyone who has signed my petition and encourage those who haven’t to do so at: https://www.darrenmillar.wales/save-our-dental-services-colwyn-bay . While today’s news is great, we are not out of the woods quite yet.”