FOI 4077 Children Dental Services

As of March 31st, 2017, can you tell me how many children were on the waiting list to visit the Trust’s children’s dental hospital? N/A. 

If the Trust does not have a dedicated dental hospital, how long is the wait as of March 31st, 2017, for children’s dental services?   The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust only accepts patients on referral to specialist orthodontic services and OMFs for surgery and dental extraction. The Trust follows RTT18 weeks. 

How long is the present waiting list, in terms of months/weeks to be seen?  This data would not be held by RSCH, all our referrals come from the Referral Centre. 

How long is the wait for teeth extractions? 17-18 weeks compliant with RTT. 

How many children are affected by the wait for teeth extractions?  RSCH does not record this data. 

Is there a wait for youngsters to be added to the waiting list? if, so how many children are waiting to be placed on to the waiting list?  Patients seen for assessment either in OMFS clinics or MDT and request to admissions.

How many dental nurses does the Trust employ for children’s dental services?  All trained nurses on GDC list. Most in orthodontic specialty orthodontic. RSCH does not have paediatric dental nurses. 

How many vacancies does it have at present?  Less than 1WTE 

How many children were on the waiting list to visit the Trust’s children’s dental hospital on: N/A 

a) March 31st, 2016?

b) March 31st 2015?

c) March 31st 2014?

d) March 31st 2013? 

If the Trust does not have a dental hospital, how many children were on the waiting list to visit the Trust’s children’s dental services on: 

a) March 31st, 2016?

b) March 31st 2015?

c) March 31st 2014?

d) March 31st 2013?

RSCH does not record this data. 

How many children received treatment at the children’s dental services between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016? N/A 

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not have a children’s dental hospital.  We are a secondary care Oral maxillofacial /Orthodontic/Restorative unit.  The Trust does not have a paediatric dental department (or carry out paediatric dental work) – therefore the answer to all the questions above is ‘not applicable’.

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