Western Isles MSP raises long-term Harris dental provision

Western Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan, has raised the issue of longer term dental provision in Harris with NHS Western Isles, following news that dental services are to be relocated in the short term from Tarbert to Scalpay.

Alasdair Allan commented:

“The issue of dental services in Harris is one which people have been raising with me for some time now. I am pleased that NHS Western Isles have been able to find a short term solution to the accommodation problem faced by the demolition of the Old Hostel in Tarbert, though a feasible, long term, solution is urgently needed to ensure a future for dental services in Harris.

“I hope that consideration will also be given to transport requirements of people from other parts of Harris now needing to travel the considerable extra distance to Scalpay to attend the dentist.

“I have raised these issues with NHS Western Isles by letter today and will be meeting with them in the coming few weeks, when I will again stress these points.”

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