New multimillion pound dental centre opens in Renfrewshire

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A new, state of the art four million pound dental centre has opened in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

The dental centre has opened on the site of the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and will treat around three thousand patients each year. Five local dental practices will transfer to the new centre, which is kitted out with all the latest technology and equipment and provides a modern, serene environment for patients. The centre will also provide excellent training facilities for students from the University of Glasgow Dental Hospital.

The opening of the new centre will enable people from Renfrewshire to access dental care on their doorstep; previously, some patients had to make the journey to Glasgow Dental Hospital.

Some local residents are very happy about the opening of the new dental centre, but others have objected to the facility due to problems with parking at the hospital. Local residents are up in arms because they claim that there is not sufficient parking for staff and patients at the dental centre and say that cars are now parked unsafely on residential roads and main roads around the hospital.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has denied that there is a problem with parking; they say that parking was taken into consideration and a number of spaces were allocated to the dental centre when the plans were first submitted. The facility only employs thirty members of staff and not all of them drive to work; the small number of patients parking at the centre at any one time will also not make a significant difference. A spokesperson from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said that the trust will monitor the parking situation and encourage car park users to be cooperative and considerate when parking in residential areas.

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