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Important information for dental patients registered with Mr Kenneth MacDonald and Mr Peter Hobson
Mr MacDonald and Mr Hobson will cease to provide dental services at the Western Isles Dental Centre on Friday 19th September 2014. Mr MacDonald is retiring and Mr Hobson is leaving to practice on the mainland.
All registered patients should have received a letter from Mr MacDonald and Mr Hobson informing them of their intentions.
Mr MacDonald and Mr Hobson are Independent Dental Practitioners who have a contract with the NHS Board to provide NHS dental treatments to their patients. This contract will end on Friday 19th September. At present, no Independent Dental Practitioners have indicated that they would be willing to take over the current patient list. The Health Board will seek expressions of interest, to establish a new Independent Dental Practice in Stornoway to replace Mr MacDonald's Practice.
However, in the interim, the Health Board will seek to employ locum Dentists/Dentists on fixed-term contracts to provide dental care for patients previously registered with Mr MacDonald/ Mr Hobson and treat un-registered dental patients.
Any patients with a dental emergency may continue to access the in-hours (9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday) and out-of-hours dental service provided by the Health Board. This can be accessed by contacting the Dental Centre in-hours and NHS 24 on 111 outside office hours. Patients of Mr MacDonald and Mr Hobson requiring routine examination and dental treatment are asked to contact the Dental Centre on 01851 707514.
The Health Board will keep patients informed about further developments in the provision
of dental care in Stornoway.
Registering with a dentist
If you would like to register with a Dentist please contact your local Dentist from the list below. It may be that there is a high demand in your area and your name will be placed on a list for patients awaiting registration.
If you wish to register your child with a Dentist, you should contact your local Dental Practice. There is no waiting list for children to see a Dentist.
Should you require emergency treatment out of hours, during weekends, evenings and designated public holidays, please contact NHS24, tel. 111.
Our main Dental Centre is Western Isles Dental Centre in Stornoway. Western Isles Dental Centre was opened in December 2010. General practitioner surgeries and patient areas are located on the ground floor with training facilities and staff areas located on the first floor.
Tarbert Dental Clinic
North Harris Health Hub
Isle of Harris
Tel: 01859 504100