So Mr Johnson and Mrs Sturgeon have now provided us with the update that I think we all expected anyway; Lockdown goes on as is for now. Most days have been groundhog days for me, enjoying the sun when possible, reading, playing with the kids, walking the dog, eating Wotsits and watching TV. Seems like we’ve got a bit more of that to look forward to. (We’ve ran out of box sets now so any suggestions are most welcome.)
I am desperate to get back to work though as it’s tough to hear from so many of our patients with problems that unfortunately we can’t get sorted at the moment. To be fair though, the dental hospital have done a great job at getting the emergency service set up so that those who really do need to be seen have the option to. For all the other minor issues fingers crossed we get the go ahead asap!
Today I went to lift the last few boxes out of our old premises and was a bit sad at how empty the building was:
So I never expected it, but it seems now that we’ve seen our last patient in the old premises, after more than 25 years as a dental practice it will now move on to be something new.
I was really grateful to 3 of our patients today too for keeping a close eye on our new premises for us. Unfortunately someone decided to fly tip at it, but thankfully we very quickly received 3 calls from concerned patients and managed to get the issue resolved almost immediately. Once again a massive thank you for looking out for us.
We’re working really hard to get the rest of the building finished asap now, mainly just decorating to finish off. Fingers crossed that will be in the next few weeks and lockdown permitting we can get our team out for a socially distant grand opening!
It was nice to see some of the team tagged today in a picture from the UK dental awards last year – a throwback to happier times when we were all allowed out:
Have a good week everyone,
Joseph Watson BDS MFDS RCPS MSc (Implantology)