Where is the satellite?
Worcestershire fertility is located at the Spire Southbank Hospital in Worcester. The hospital is easily accessible from J7 of the M5 and is 2 miles from both Worcester train stations. For full directions please click http://www.spirehealthcare.com/southbank/find-or-contact-us/
Who can use the satellite?
The Worcester satellite service is only available to self-funding patients and NHS patients from Herefordshire. Unfortunately at present Worcestershire NHS patients cannot be treated by Worcestershire fertility.
Treatments available include fertility assessments, fresh IVF, frozen embryo replacement cycles, intra-uterine insemination and donor insemination.
Which appointments can I have at the satellite?
The following appointments can take place at the Worcester satellite:
• Doctor consultation
• Down regulation scan appointments
• Follicular tracking scans
• Pregnancy scans
• Follow-up medical consultation
All patients will have to attend Oxford for their nurse planning/sperm analysis, egg collection and embryo transfer appointments (or insemination if undergoing IUI or DI). Some patients may also require additional procedures (e.g. cyst aspiration, sperm freeze, surgical sperm retrieval) which can only be done at the main Unit in Oxford.
How will using the satellite affect my treatment?
The aim of the satellite service is to make treatment more convenient for you. Worcestershire fertility is run by Mr Jon Hughes who is the fertility lead for NHS patients in Worcestershire; the clinic is also staffed by highly experienced nurses. All members of the team work closely with Oxford, ensuring good communication and an excellent standard of compassionate care. Appointments are conducted in line with Oxford’s protocols and all scan and blood test results are sent to the main Unit so the decisions made about your treatment. Your chances of success are the same whether you choose to have your appointments in Worcester or Oxford.
For more information:
You can call Southbank 01905 362269 to book a consultation with Mr Hughes. If possible it is better to ask for a referral letter to be sent from a doctor to the clinic before your appointment, this is to avoid duplication of investigations.
Or write to
139 Bath Road, Worcester WR5 3YB