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.

Patients who had not started treatment but are on a waiting list for treatment will be receiving will be receiving information in relation to COVID and a consent form to return to us.  

Patients who are awaiting their first appointments will be offered an appointment to attend for blood tests and sent all of their consent forms. After the results are reported we will arrange a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss your treatment plan. Please do not attend the hospital if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19. 

If you have any queries please contact us by emailing acusecretarial.tayside@nhs.net

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. 

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