Diss dentist to see new treatment rooms as part of half a million pound expansion project
A dental health centre in Diss will see new treatment rooms installed as part of an expansion project worth more than half a million pounds.
After securing more than £540,000 in funding from Lloyds Bank, the group has purchased land adjacent to Diss Dental Health Centre, in Mount Street, with the intention of building more treatment rooms.
Having furloughed the majority of its staff, part of the funding was used to support cash flow and make fixed payments, while income at the group’s surgeries had temporarily ceased during lockdown.
The group, which also owns a dental surgery in Ipswich, plans to upgrade the services it offers patients in the area, including extended opening hours, an improved digital X-ray facility and an overhaul of its IT systems.
Katie Ryan, healthcare relationship manager at Lloyds Bank, said: “What has shone through while working with the team is their desire to help their local community and make sure every patient is offered professional and compassionate care and advice.
“The business has shown its resilience and ability to adapt by moving to holding phone consultations while in-person examinations were prohibited, and that has stood the practice in good stead to emerge from these challenging times stronger and better.
“We will continue to back firms like this one, combining enterprising business plans with a genuinely caring ethos, during this challenging time.”
The expansion has contributed to the group – which does not have a name but instead has its surgeries registered under their own individual names – taking on more than 200 new patients this year alone, contributing to an annual turnover of around £100,000.