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Proposed merger of three Middlesbrough dental practices onto one retail park site

Patients may have to go to a business park if a proposed merger of three dental practices is approved.

{my} dentist is proposing to move its practices from Middlesbrough on Cargo Fleet Lane, Marton Road and Martonside Way to a new site in Cleveland Retail Park.

This may mean that patients who frequent the Martonside Way practice will have to travel three miles to reach the new premises.

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Those who usually attend their Cargo Fleet Lane and Marton Road practices should travel just over two miles.

{my} dentist reached out to patients at all three of their practices to ask for their thoughts on the proposal.

The distances between the cabinets and the proposed new site (marked)

They told them that it was not possible to improve access for more patients in the existing premises because they were “too big for their current buildings”.

The organization said the new site would offer patients a number of benefits, including extended opening hours for NHS and private patients.

They said the new premises would allow patients to access a wide range of NHS and private treatment by their team of clinicians under one roof.

Medical offices would be on the ground floor with access for wheelchairs and the disabled and there would be free parking on the retail park and bus stops located nearby.

They said existing dentists would move into the new practice, which would have state-of-the-art equipment and an improved waiting room and facilities.

A {my}dentist spokesperson said: “We contacted patients at our practices in Cargo Fleet Lane, Marton Road and Martonside Way this week to ask their views on a proposed merger with a new state-of-the-art practice. of technology.

“The proposed new practice, if approved by the NHS, will be located in Cleveland Retail Park and will offer greater accessibility, free parking, surgeries with the latest dental equipment and extended opening hours for the NHS and private treatments.

“This would represent an investment of over £1.2m by {my}dentist to improve patient access.

“We listen to our patients’ views before submitting our proposal to the NHS and will keep them informed of any changes.”

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