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Temporary Transfer of Out-of-Hours Emergency Dental Services Following Flood

April 12, 2011 5:27 PM

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The out-of-hours General Emergency Dental Service (GEDS) at Glasgow Dental Hospital is temporarily transferring to Bridgeton Health Centre following a flood which occurred in the early hours of this morning.

The areas affected by water damage are mainly teaching and lecture theatre facilities although some clinical areas have been moved to other floors within the building.

Daytime emergencies will still be treated within the hospital as the first floor emergency dental centre has been moved to an unaffected area to keep disruption to patients to an absolute minimum.

Director of oral health Karen Murray said: “The flood was caused by a fault in a water tank and engineers have been on-site since early this morning assessing the situation.

“I would like to thank our patients for their patience and cooperation and also our staff who have pulled out all the stops to ensure that disruption to patients has been kept to an absolute minimum.

“Unfortunately the area which houses the out-of-hours General Emergency Dental Service has been damaged by the flood water and as such we have had to temporarily transfer this service to Bridgeton Health Centre.”

The Sauchiehall Street entrance is also currently not in use and the hospital is being temporarily accessed via the Renfrew Street entrance.  A taxi service is available for those patients who are disabled or too frail or elderly to access this entrance.

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For more information, contact the press office at:  0141 201 4429 or email:  [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

Patients will continue to access the out-of-hours General Emergency Dental Services through NHS 24 as usual, tel:  08454 24 24 24.


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