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Strabane Oasis Dental Care capacity increased by 300

Published: 22 November, 2011

She said,
"Upon this issue being brought to my attention, I immediately contacted the Western Local Commissioning Group of the Health and Social Care Board who assured me that the local Oasis provider had already been given permission to open its books for an additional 300 patients and that it will now be looking at how resources can be re-allocated to meet the demand for treatment locally.
"The Commissioning Group meets every 6 weeks I have also been assured that it will constantly monitor the situation to ensure that it can be responsive to local needs. ENDS
Note to editors: Oasis Dental Care opened in Strabane in March 2010 following a long campaign highlighting the lack of access to dental care for local people and particularly those in receipt of benefits.