Llandeilo Road Dental Surgery in Cross Hands have made the difficult decision to return their General Dental Services (NHS) Contract to Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) on 31 August 2023.
This will mean that from 1 August 2023 the Practice will no longer be providing NHS dental care.
The Practice will provide any urgent care which patients require up until and including 31 August 2023 and will ensure the completion of any treatment.
Jill Paterson, Director of Primary Care, Community and Long-Term Care for Hywel Dda UHB said: “The Health Board would like to thank patients for the support that they have given to The Practice over the years and appreciate the impact that this change will have on the local population.
“The Health Board is working to find a long-term solution which secures this important service for the area.”
Following the Practice closure, patients who are experiencing dental pain should contact 111 to access an urgent dental access appointment which is available 7 days a week.
The health board wants to secure a sustainable solution for NHS dental services in the area and is committed to replacing this service as soon as possible.
Patients who are an NHS patient affiliated with Llandeilo Road Dental Surgery can contact the health board by emailing HDHB.Dental.email@example.com or by telephoning 0300 303 8322 extension 4 to be put on a holding list for the new practice once the service is in place.
For information on how you can access NHS dental care at another practice, please visit hduhb.nhs.wales/healthcare/services-and-teams/dental or contact the Dental Services Team on HDHB.Dental.firstname.lastname@example.org