Family unable to see a local NHS dentist flies 6,000 miles to BRAZIL for a check-up

Stuart Woodmansey, from Yorkshire, has said he hasn’t been able to get an NHS dentist appointment ‘for years’ and claims his wife and son Jacob can’t register with a local NHS dentist

Stuart Woodmansey and his wife, Kedma, and son, Jacob, age 2 are unable to register with a local dentist, as they are all full

A family who were left unable to visit their local NHS dentist “for years” flew 6,00 miles to Brazil for a check-up instead.

Stuart Woodmansey, 43, and wife Kedma, 41, became so fed-up after not being able to see a local dentist for the last few years, the family decided to fly to Brazil – where it was cheaper than receiving private dental care in the UK.

The family took their young son Jacob, 2, to Brazil, Kedma’s home city of São Paulo, after becoming exasperated at the lack of NHS dental appointments available in their local area.

Security consultant Stuart, of Market Weighton, East Yorks, told The Sun : “I can’t get an appointment in our area, I’ve been trying for years.







Stuart has said his wife and son Jacob can’t even register with a local NHS dentist
(

Image:

The Sun / News Licensing)

“I have to go in Brazil when we’re there on holiday.”

After deciding to visit a dentist whilst on holiday, Stuart said dental charges are around £50 – which is cheaper than some UK private treatment.

Stuart added: “After you’ve paid for a flight — about £600 to £700 — the dentist in Brazil only charges around £50 a visit.







The family decided it was cheaper and more convenient to go to Brazil to get dental treatment.
(

Image:

The Sun / News Licensing)

“It works out much cheaper than £1,000 for ­private treatment here.”

The family’s next trip to the dentist will be when they return to Brazil after last visiting the dentist just before the pandemic.

It comes just days after it was revealed more than 2,000 dentists had quit the NHS – which has sparked a dental crisis in more than 20 areas of the country.







Stuart said dental charges are around £50 in Brazil – which is cheaper than some UK private treatment.
(

Image:

The Sun / News Licensing)

A report revealed staff hit a 10-year low, leaving millions struggling to get vital free dental care.

North Lincolnshire was the worst-served area in England with 32 NHS dentists per 100,000 of the population.

The report by the Association of Dental Groups said shortages are creating areas where “there is almost no chance” of getting routine care.







The family’s next trip to the dentist will be when they return to Brazil
(

Image:

The Sun / News Licensing)

It adds: “Dental deserts present a serious risk.”

NHS dentists fell from 23,733 in 2020 to 21,544 in January, potentially leaving four million people without care.

Wendy Winter, from Stockport, was one of those who felt ‘betrayed’ after more than 62 years at the same dentist practice, she received a letter from Roe Lane dental surgery informing her it would be reducing its NHS commitments.







It’s cheaper and more convenient to go to Kedma’s home country
(

Image:

The Sun / News Licensing)

She said she was not notified at the same time as other patients and now her husband and two of her children have been put on the waiting list.

Wendy said: “I feel as if my loyalty and bringing my family to them has meant absolutely nothing. They want us to go down this private route and I feel betrayed.”

Read More

Read More



Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.