By Dan Walsh
A call has been made to the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD in relation to a lack of dental services in North Wexford and the need for the HSE to evaluate the problem and take appropriate action.
Cllr Joe Sullivan said it has come to his attention that there are only three Dental Practices operational in Gorey town and district catering for a population in the region of 25,000 people.
“The situation appears to be most acute amongst people who are medical card holders and new residents of the area be the public or private patients. From the information available to me it would appear that the three practices operational are doing so at optimum capacity.
“In view of the fact that this situation would appear to be impacting mostly on public patients I am requesting that Minister Donnelly mandate the HSE to evaluate this problem and take the appropriate action,” concluded Cllr Sullivan.