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.
Today was a hugely emotional day as we went back to Dundee to say thanks to the people who brought Charlie to life. It must be the most amazing feeling in the world to go to ‘work’ and know that you are creating life and turning dreams into reality and we hugely appreciate every single person involved in this process.Charleane Anne, Fife
Our first attempt ended in tearful failure and at that point my wife made up her mind that if the next attempt did not work (something she did not tell me at the time) she would not attempt again as the pain would have been too much to bear. Whether she would have changed her mind we will never know as the pregnancy test joyfully came back as a positive. It was one of the best moments in our life, although soon to be eclipsed by similar ones on an almost daily basis when our beautiful baby Poppy Anastasia was born .M and A , Fife
I had my egg collection yesterday and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. From start to finish of this experience your team have been absolutely fantastic. From giving me all the information I needed, answering my questions and putting me at ease before and throughout my procedure. The staff in the unit were all absolutely wonderful, and made my experience so positive!Nancy & Jake, Edinburgh
Our son was born on 10 February in the Ninewells labour suite after we had IVF treatment in May 2017 at the assisted conception unit in Ninewells. We wanted to say a massive thank you to the assisted conception unit, and all the maternity staff for the excellent care given which made our journey a great experience.Claire and Louise, Dundee
I felt that I had to contact you today to mark the NHS turning 70.
We spent 4 long, painful years waiting for our son to arrive and who knows where we would be now if it's wasn't for the wonderful care and support we received when we were treated at the ACU at Ninewells in 2016.
We will never, ever be able to find the words to thank the amazing staff for what you have done for us, you have changed our lives completely and we will always be so grateful.
Thank you to all at the ACU, we are eternally grateful, Dundee