Stornoway: New dental practice on its way


A new dental practice will come to Stornoway, offering NHS treatment to 4,500 new NHS patients.

Following the closure of the Independent Dental Practice, located at the Western Isles Dental Centre in July, NHS Western Isles accepted an application to establish a new three surgery Dental Practice in the centre of Stornoway. The Practice will register a minimum of 4500 new NHS dental patients.

The new practice will be NHS committed, but will also offer patients non-NHS treatments. The new practice is understood to be scheduled to open early 2016. Further details will be provided to residents when details are confirmed.

Patients previously registered with the dental practice at the Western Isles Dental Centre can apply for registration at this new practice. Funding has been supported from the Government Scottish Dental Access Initiative.

In the interim period, NHS Western Isles is seeking to agree to lease accommodation to the Dental Practice at the Western Isles Dental Centre in Stornoway to allow NHS dental treatment to be provided.

The Health Board Public Dental Service will continue to provide daily in-hours and out-of-hours dental treatment.