There have been reports that there are no dentists currently available to take on new patients in New Ross…
Sinn Féin New Ross area representative Marie Doyle and Sinn Féin TD Johnny Mythen have raised concerns at reports that there are no dentists taking on patients with medical cards in the New Ross area.
Speaking to Wexford Weekly on the issue, advocate and Sinn Féin area rep Marie said
“I have been contacted by many people in New Ross highlighting the lack of dentists that accept medical card.”
“Last week one woman who was in severe pain had contacted me looking for assistance as she couldn’t afford to pay private fees.”
“This is just one of several similar stories we have heard over the last while.”
“When I contacted the Wexford health centre for the list of dentists available in New Ross, they told me that there are none.”
“This is an appalling situation that needs to be addressed urgently.”
Sinn Féin TD for Co. Wexford Deputy Johnny Mythen added:
“Issues with access to dentists for those with a medical card are ongoing in the county. I have tabled questions to the Minister for Health on this, given the urgent nature of the problem.
“People cannot be left suffering in pain with nowhere to go.
“More must be done to recruit and retain dentists on the Dental Treatment Service Scheme.
“I will be watching this situation closely and will continue to raise this with the Minister,” Johnny Mythen said.
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