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.
Patient Information Evening
Please note the Assisted Conception Unit patient information evenings will be held on the following dates in 2020:
Thursday 30 January 2020 at 7pm in Gannochy Lecture Theatre
Thursday 26 March 2020 at 7pm in Gannochy Lecture Theatre NOW CANCELLED
Thursday 28 May 2020 at 7pm in Gannochy Lecture Theatre
Thursday 30 July 2020 at 7pm in Gannochy Lecture Theatre
Thursday 24 September 2020 at 7pm in Gannochy Lecture Theatre
Thursday 19 November 2020 at 7pm in Gannochy Lecture Theatre
This is open for all new patients away to start treatment within the service and would like to know more. There is an opportunity to ask questions regarding treatment pathways. A member of the consultant team, nursing team and embryology team will be in attendance to answer any questions that you may have.