To provide safe and effective treatment in combination with minimising patient and staff risk of COVID- 19, we have introduced many changes to our clinic environment, as well as our ways of working. While we are doing all we can to begin your treatment as soon as possible, the restrictions under which all fertility clinics are now operating means we have reduced capacity at this time.
We are working to ensure all patients that had fresh treatment stopped/interrupted will have a timeline as to when their treatment can begin by the 3 August 2020.
If you have had treatment stopped/interrupted and have not been contacted by one of our team by 3 August 2020 please contact us on 01382 496475 or email email@example.com
Patients that were due to start treatment (for example had received AMH results) but had not started will be contacted by letter in the first instance.
Your letter will include specific information about COVID-19 and a consent form, which must be read, signed and returned to us in the stamped addressed envelope before we can arrange treatment.
Our independent counsellor has been offering counselling throughout the pandemic. If you require support at this time please contact us to arrange an appointment with the counsellor. We have been working closely with Fertility Network Scotland who you can also contact for support, advice or further information. Telephone: 01294 279162 Mobile: 07411752688.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding
The Assisted Conception Unit is located in Ward 35 in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland.
Ninewells is an NHS Teaching Hospital and we provide treatment on both an NHS and self-funded basis. We have been carrying out assisted conception treatment since the early 1980s when John Mills and Geoff James established the Unit and developed it into one of the largest centres in Scotland, opening in its present location in Ward 35 in 1994. The first baby born from IVF treatment in Scotland was born in 1984.
The Unit is staffed by a multi-disciplinary professional team of medical, nursing, scientific and administrative staff. A replacement ACU was completed in 2012. A new extension including our theatre, laboratory, procedure rooms and offices opened on 14th November 2011. Following this, Ward 35 was refurbished to provide new consulting and scanning rooms, an andrology lab, recovery bay, reception and waiting area and we moved in on 13th March 2012.
We introduced a quality management system and in March 2007 achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification, upgraded to ISO 9001:2008. We have now achieved ISO 9001: 2015.
We also have ISO 15189 for our diagnostic andrology service.