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

 

 

Coronavirus

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Due to the Covid-19 situation and extraordinary pressures on the NHS acute services, Ninewells Assisted Conception Unit has taken a difficult decision to suspend all fertility treatment for the foreseeable future.

Some of the reasons are:
• Unknown effects of Covid 19 on pregnancy.
• Avoidance of patients entering hospital environment for elective procedures and minimisation of transmission of virus.
• Avoidance of complications of treatment which would place patients at unnecessary risk.
• ACU staff getting redeployed to other acute services.

We will post a link to “frequently asked questions” shortly.

Please try not to contact us unless you really need to as our staff are incredibly busy. Our thoughts are with you all at this very uncertain time.