Blunder forces dental patients out of town

PATIENTS needing emergency dental treatment in the last month had to travel up to 10 miles to St Helens or Widnes after a blunder by health chiefs.

The mix-up occurred after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) raised concerns about new premises meeting standards as dental services moved from Garven Place Clinic to the new £7m Bath Street Health and Wellbeing Centre, Legh Street.

It meant Warrington was left with no emergency dental care for almost two weeks.

A spokesman for Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust, who provide dental services in the town, said: “There was a slight delay between moving out of Garven Place Clinic and the full opening of our services at the new premises, due to some technical checks that were outstanding and the need to ensure full compliance with the CQC registration process for our services.

“We apologise for any inconvenience as this caused some disruption during the transition period but we have taken all possible steps to minimise the impact on patients by providing services at alternative locations and offering additional appointments to ensure there are no significant delays to treatment.”

The trust added there were no additional costs during the period, which ran from November 9 to 21, and emergency services were now running as normal.

An NHS Warrington spokesman said it regretted any inconvenience and expected Bridgewater to ‘report back regarding the results of the transfer’.

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1:37pm Thu 29 Nov 12

comedymeister says...

I think the NHS cutbacks have gone too far...
I didn't even get a sticker at the dentist today :-(
I think the NHS cutbacks have gone too far... I didn't even get a sticker at the dentist today :-( comedymeister

10:07am Fri 30 Nov 12

ANNE MILES says...

Think CMthunder has some teethy peg problems...... been bit grizzly for the last month! LOL
Think CMthunder has some teethy peg problems...... been bit grizzly for the last month! LOL ANNE MILES

10:17am Fri 30 Nov 12

Durham909 says...

ANNE MILES wrote:
Think CMthunder has some teethy peg problems...... been bit grizzly for the last month! LOL
Mornin anne ,oh you been over on Tom then ;)? Cant stand that cm thunder one of the worst on it ,cant understand why they allow someone like that on it he is obv a low very low paid worker who hates it there and has no choice to stay there and what with rotten old gnashers at work yup can be a problen for sure ,all these cut backs in the dentistry dept will all have us looking like gummy on pirates!!! ;)
[quote][p][bold]ANNE MILES[/bold] wrote: Think CMthunder has some teethy peg problems...... been bit grizzly for the last month! LOL[/p][/quote]Mornin anne ,oh you been over on Tom then ;)? Cant stand that cm thunder one of the worst on it ,cant understand why they allow someone like that on it he is obv a low very low paid worker who hates it there and has no choice to stay there and what with rotten old gnashers at work yup can be a problen for sure ,all these cut backs in the dentistry dept will all have us looking like gummy on pirates!!! ;) Durham909

10:29am Fri 30 Nov 12

ANNE MILES says...

Does throw his weight around does old CMthunder thighs lol.... well all those thunder choco bars not good for the teethy pegs..... be over there later hun - got me grand children around later lets hope they are not teething again :) lets have a chuckle at the fake teeth over there bit later on.... where's my false teeth thunder :)
Does throw his weight around does old CMthunder thighs lol.... well all those thunder choco bars not good for the teethy pegs..... be over there later hun - got me grand children around later lets hope they are not teething again :) lets have a chuckle at the fake teeth over there bit later on.... where's my false teeth thunder :) ANNE MILES

10:39am Fri 30 Nov 12

Durham909 says...

ANNE MILES wrote:
Does throw his weight around does old CMthunder thighs lol.... well all those thunder choco bars not good for the teethy pegs..... be over there later hun - got me grand children around later lets hope they are not teething again :) lets have a chuckle at the fake teeth over there bit later on.... where's my false teeth thunder :)
Yeah you are not wrong anne ,see you over on tom tom in a bit ,just got to run an errand in Northwich x
[quote][p][bold]ANNE MILES[/bold] wrote: Does throw his weight around does old CMthunder thighs lol.... well all those thunder choco bars not good for the teethy pegs..... be over there later hun - got me grand children around later lets hope they are not teething again :) lets have a chuckle at the fake teeth over there bit later on.... where's my false teeth thunder :)[/p][/quote]Yeah you are not wrong anne ,see you over on tom tom in a bit ,just got to run an errand in Northwich x Durham909

9:35am Sat 1 Dec 12

the_changing_man says...

helloo roomies!!!
oh the old debate about dentists and linking cm thunder!!! there's about 10 of us who as soon as we see cm thunders name we just move rooms or leave it all together....
they must lose 25% in numbers as soon as thunder arrives....
i think anyone who describes themself as a lackey on it..... is obviously not happy in their work....
just sack him he is a total bully on it....
worst than having teeth pulled meeting thunder!!!!
helloo roomies!!! oh the old debate about dentists and linking cm thunder!!! there's about 10 of us who as soon as we see cm thunders name we just move rooms or leave it all together.... they must lose 25% in numbers as soon as thunder arrives.... i think anyone who describes themself as a lackey on it..... is obviously not happy in their work.... just sack him he is a total bully on it.... worst than having teeth pulled meeting thunder!!!! the_changing_man

10:04am Sat 1 Dec 12

ANNE MILES says...

Not happy just bullying the punters Changing Man, but then posts on his profile that he is old, fat, and single, Ooh is that an offer? Dave informed me of that bit..... funny though, where's miserable, skint, and a bully? all that university work gone to waste just to watch hamsters running around and communicating with mothers of 5 kids and spending all their child allowance money on bingo, CMthunder you don't impress me one little bit, especially with teeth that would have the dentist running out of the door! :)
Not happy just bullying the punters Changing Man, but then posts on his profile that he is old, fat, and single, Ooh is that an offer? Dave informed me of that bit..... funny though, where's miserable, skint, and a bully? all that university work gone to waste just to watch hamsters running around and communicating with mothers of 5 kids and spending all their child allowance money on bingo, CMthunder you don't impress me one little bit, especially with teeth that would have the dentist running out of the door! :) ANNE MILES

10:10am Sat 1 Dec 12

Luis Pizarro says...

And ugly to boot Anne !
And ugly to boot Anne ! Luis Pizarro

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