13th December, 2021.
I would like to start by saying a big “Thank You” for supporting Wash Common Dental Practice and it’s staff throughout the pandemic. Without you, there would be no Wash Common Dental Practice.
Over the past eighteen months trading has been difficult with many challenges:
- closure of the waiting room.
- temperature checks and hand washing before entering the Practice.
- answering questions regarding your health.
- wearing of face coverings.
Both our patients and staff have coped well despite having to deal with the extra workload and safety protocols.
With the arrival of the new Omicron variant, these restrictions and extra checks will unfortunately have to continue to ensure the safety of all concerned. With spring around the corner, we hope that some of these restrictions may be relaxed with a speedy return to normality.
As global markets and supply chains struggle to return to their previous levels, operating costs continue to increase, which in turn is having a profound effect on Wash Common Dental Practice’s finances. Over the pandemic we have not passed on the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE) or the increase in operating costs to patients, however, this is unsustainable, and we have been forced to take the difficult decision to levy a small increase on the price per treatment items. This price increase is to ensure the practice can continue to support our patients and continue trading in the future. The price increase will take effect on the 4th January 2022.
Wash Common Dental Practice was one of the first in the country to return to work during the pandemic. Our staff has worked to support our patients despite the dangers that Covid-19 poses to them and their families.
We will continue to support our patients throughout 2022 and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and all your family a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Dr Seepaul Singh.