Preseli Pembrokeshire Senedd Member Paul Davies has again raised NHS dental services with the First Minister, following an increase in the number of constituents asking for help in accessing an NHS dentist across Pembrokeshire. The First Minister responded to Mr Davies to say that 17,000 more NHS dentist appointments have been made available in the Hywel Dda University Health Board area this year.
Mr Davies said, “The First Minister was adamant that thousands more appointments have been made available in west Wales, but that’s certainly not what I’m seeing or being told by my constituents. Access to NHS dental services has never been so difficult in Pembrokeshire and many people are struggling with the cost of private treatment or having to cope in severe discomfort and pain.”
“It’s crucial that everything possible is done to protect the local services we do have and ensure patients can receive the treatment and care that they need. We know that recruitment is a problem and the Welsh Government need to work with the Health Board to find a solution so that patients can access these vital services in Pembrokeshire.”