New Mobile Dental Unit Launched in Hampshire
NHS Hampshire has launched a brand new mobile dental unit, to enable better access to NHS dental services in the region.
Access to dental care has been a concern in the area, especially for elderly people and those living in rural communities, but NHS Hampshire has announced the launch of a new mobile service, which will bring dental services to the doorstep.
The state of the art, £150,000 dental unit, is kitted out with all the latest equipment and technology and will be used to target people who struggle to access NHS surgeries. The unit was officially opened by Havant Mayor Councillor, Ken Smith, on Thursday, who claimed that the launch of the unit was an excellent boost for local people, especially for those who have struggled to get a surgery in the past.
The mobile unit will be operated by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and will be based at the Waterlooville Health Centre but will travel around Hampshire, visiting schools, homeless shelters, health centres and elderly care homes.
The mobile clinic is specially adapted to cater for patients in wheelchairs, elderly people and those with mental health problems and learning difficulties and has a specially designed platform lift and a wheelchair recliner.
Natalie Jones, lead commissioning manager of primary care dental services at NHS Hampshire, said that the unit is an incredible addition to the current services offered by the NHS.
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