Sadly, constituents failing to access dentist appointments in Wrexham is nothing new. This is precisely why I launched my healthcare campaign, which can be found here: https://www.sarahatherton.org.uk/campaigns/improving-access-healthcare-wrexham
Accessing an NHS dentist has become a major issue and, despite working with BCUHB to highlight not only the issue across Wrexham but individual constituents’ concerns, the situation worsens - with no leadership or direction from the Welsh Labour Government.
One constituent extracted his own tooth after struggling to access an NHS dentist, and constituents are telling me that a change in Welsh Government reform contracts may have led to increase in their long-awaited appointments being cancelled.
I am calling on the Welsh Government to start putting people first, stop announcing strategies, reviews and consultations and start delivering for patients on the ground.