Update regarding dental issues

As you may be aware, there are currently some issues across Greater Manchester regarding children who are waiting for a dental procedure under general anaesthetic. While the issues impact on a number of Pennine Care's patients, the issues are not unique to the Trust.

Over the last few months, Pennine Care's Director of Dentistry and his colleagues in the Dental Directorate have been working hard to resolve the issues and ensure children can be seen as quickly as possible. This work has seen them successfully secure some theatre sessions at The Royal Bolton Hospital.

Further details are provided in the attached letter

Richard and his team continue to work hard with Greater Manchester colleagues to ensure a robust and long-term solution to the issues.