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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Daily Mail - Vulnerable children are forced to wait more than six months to have teeth removed

Vulnerable children are forced to wait more than six months to have teeth removed as levels of tooth decay soar

  • Number of children waiting more than half a year for dental care has risen 52%
  • Labour has blasted the deterioration in youngsters' dental care as 'unacceptable'
  • New figures follow Freedom of Information Act requests sent to NHS trust
Vulnerable children are waiting for months in agony to have their teeth fixed in a 'totally unacceptable' deterioration in youngsters' dental care, Labour said.

The number of children have to wait more than half a year for hospital dental treatment has risen 52 per cent, the party revealed.

A further 1,498 youngsters were forced to wait longer than six months in 2017.

Labour also found a 15 per cent increase over three year in the number of children on waiting lists for dental operations under general anaesthetic............

1 Comments:

  • In another age just after the war I was taken by my mother to a doctor who took me straight to a dentist in his own car who pulled out a tooth there and then that was causing an abscess. At least I didn't have to wait six months.
    First time I had been in a car.

    By Blogger Bill, at 17 June, 2018  

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