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Almost 5,000 children in Roscommon waiting on dental treatment

Mar 25, 2022 07:03 By Shannonside News
Almost 5,000 children in Roscommon waiting on dental treatment Almost 5,000 children in Roscommon waiting on dental treatment
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The issue was raised at this month's HSE Health Forum.

Almost five thousand primary school children in Roscommon are on waiting lists for dental treatment.

In the South Roscommon Area, there are approximately 1300 on the waiting list and in County Roscommon, there are approximately 4700

The HSE has confirmed that children in fourth class could be waiting for up to two years to have routine examination

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Councillor Tony ward received the figures after asking at this month's HSE health forum west for an update on dental services for children under the age of 12.

The HSE also confirmed that Children waiting on General Anaesthetic services have no service at the moment and so all are waiting.

Roscommon University Hospital has not had any General Anaesthetic Paediatric service since March 2020, and some have been accommodated where possible in Mayo Hospital or Portiuncula or Galway.

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Councillor ward says some families are even travelling long distances to access the appointments.

 

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