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ADVICE FOR PATIENTS: Industrial action 6th & 7th February 2023

The Royal College of Nursing is scheduled to take industrial action on the 6th & 7th February 2023. The GMB Union is also taking industrial action on the 7th February 2023.

Unless advised otherwise, please continue to attend the hospital as normal. You do not need to contact the Trust. Anyone whose appointments or care may be impacted will be contacted directly by the hospital.

 

Fertility

The Trust boasts one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine units: The Hewitt Fertility Centre.

The centre gives people their very best chance of a successful pregnancy. The Trust has substantially invested in the very latest technologies to get success rates of the centre to the point where they are actually as good as the very best in the world, and certainly the best in the North West. When you consider that it is also the largest reproductive medicine facility in the country, performing an average of over 3,000 treatment cycles a year, that is quite an achievement!

The centre now has clinics both in Liverpool and Knutsford, which means that people can access its expert services more easily. The location of the centre in Knutsford also means that patients do not need to tackle the traffic/parking issues that they would face if they were travelling to a centre in central Manchester.

The centre operates differently to most (if not all) IVF providers in the UK. All patients (both NHS and private) are entitled to the latest in time-lapse technology (EmbryoScope™) as a standard part of their treatment. Most in the industry are agreed that time-lapse technology has been the biggest breakthrough in fertility treatment in a decade. The Hewitt Fertility Centre has the largest number of EmbryoScope™ machines in Europe, allowing the team to offer it to all patients at no extra cost and without the possibility of having to delay treatment.

People who are entitled to fertility treatment through the NHS can simply ask their GP to refer them to our services. If you wish to fund your treatment yourself, you can of course contact us directly via telephone (0151 702 4121 for Liverpool, 01565 653287 for Knutsford). If you are unsure whether you qualify for NHS funding or not you can give our funding officer a call on 0151 702 4464/4481. If you have got any questions at all about fertility or IVF, call on the numbers above.

Virtual Tour

To take a virtual reality tour of our centre in Liverpool, watch the short video below (to enlarge the screen click the [ ] icon in the bottom right hand corner). To watch in full VR resolution to get the full experience take a look at the how to guide here

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