A TOTAL of 105 people were forced to attend A&E at Hillingdon Hospital last year with dental decay as they found it difficult to get an appointment with an NHS dentist. 

The figures come from Labour’s prospective candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, Danny Beales.

He said: “We must rescue NHS dentistry from this crisis, so people can get an appointment when they need one.

“Labour will provide 700,000 more appointments a year to those in the most urgent need and recruit more dentists to areas with the worst shortages.” 

Currently, across the country, tooth decay is the most common reason for children aged 6-10 to be admitted to hospital, he added. 

Mr Beales said Labour’s plans would cost £111m annually and would be funded by abolishing non-dom tax status, which allows people who live and work in Britain to pay their taxes overseas.

Figures from NHS Data 22-23