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 on our website. The Scottish Government provides a daily update at 2pm. Please visit https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
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.
100 Women 2019
We have some great news to share this morning – BBC have published their `100 Women 2019’ list and it includes our own Sarah Martins da Silva - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-50042279
We are all delighted. Sarah is in great company on the list, with the likes of Greta Thunberg and Megan Rapinoe featured alongside a host of global names.
Sarah, who works in the Dundee University School of Medicine as well as here in the ACU, is featured for her work in the area of male fertility. She will be speaking about her work at a high-profile `100 Women’ event BBC are holding in Delhi next week.