We are delighted to be able to confirm that Ninewells Assisted Conception Unit has been given permission by the HFEA to recommence fertility treatments. We are aware many of our patients are keen to commence their treatment and have already been in touch to find out about when they can start treatment.

To provide safe and effective treatments in combination with minimising patient and staff risk of COVID-19, we have introduced many changes to our environment and ways of working. We understand you will be very keen to have specific dates for starting treatment, however we need to put processes in place to keep everyone safe.  While we will do all that we can to begin your treatment as promptly as possible, the restrictions under which all fertility clinics are now operating means we will have to monitor the number of cycles carefully which will reduce capacity at this time. We will initially only offer frozen embryo transfer treatments to test the changes we have introduced

Be assured, we will make contact with you as soon as possible to outline the plans in place for when we expect to be in a position to offer you treatment.

If we had to postpone your treatment and you do not receive a call from us straight away, please do not worry, we will contact you as soon as we can provide a clear update on restarting your treatment.

As we re-commence our services from next week our phone lines will be extremely busy so we would ask for your patience to allow our teams to speak to as many patients as possible.

We have been working closely with Fertility Network Scotland who you can contact for support, advice or further information.  Telephone: 01294 279162  Mobile: 07411752688

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding



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    Welcome to the Assisted Conception Unit, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

    Our aim is to provide and maintain consistently high quality individualised patient care.

  • Success

    We strive for continued success, while providing a high standard of care

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  • We are dedicated to the safest possible outcome

    We provide evidence-based practice, strictly adhering to HFEA and ISO guidelines

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  • Pioneers in assisted conception treatments

    We have been carrying out assisted conception treatment since the early 1980s and the first IVF baby in Scotland was born in 1984 following treatment at Ninewells

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    Today was a hugely emotional day as we went back to Dundee to say thanks to the people who brought Charlie to life. It must be the most amazing feeling in the world to go to ‘work’ and know that you are creating life and turning dreams into reality and we hugely appreciate every single person involved in this process.  

    Charleane Anne, Fife
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    Our first attempt ended in tearful failure and at that point my wife made up her mind that if the next attempt did not work (something she did not tell me at the time) she would not attempt again as the pain would have been too much to bear. Whether she would have changed her mind we will never know as the pregnancy test joyfully came back as a positive. It was one of the best moments in our life, although soon to be eclipsed by similar ones on an almost daily basis when our beautiful baby Poppy Anastasia was born .

    M and A , Fife
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    I had my egg collection yesterday and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. From start to finish of this experience your team have been absolutely fantastic. From giving me all the information I needed, answering my questions and putting me at ease before and throughout my procedure. The staff in the unit were all absolutely wonderful, and made my experience so positive!

    Nancy & Jake, Edinburgh
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    Our son was born on 10 February in the Ninewells labour suite after we had IVF treatment in May 2017 at the assisted conception unit in Ninewells. We wanted to say a massive thank you to the assisted conception unit, and all the maternity staff for the excellent care given which made our journey a great experience.  

    Claire and Louise, Dundee
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    I felt that I had to contact you today to mark the NHS turning 70. 
    We spent 4 long, painful years waiting for our son to arrive and who knows where we would be now if it's wasn't for the wonderful care and support we received when we were treated at the ACU at Ninewells in 2016.
    We will never,  ever be able to find the words to thank the amazing staff for what you have done for us, you have changed our lives completely and we will always be so grateful.
    Thank you to all at the ACU, we are eternally grateful