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Infertility

Welcome to County Durham ACU

We are a HFEA (CLICK HERE) licensed centre based at Bishop Auckland Hospital, where a comprehensive service is offered by an experienced dedicated team for the investigation (CLICK HERE) and treatment (link) of couples suffering from infertility.

Investigations (CLICK HERE) include all the latest techniques available for assessing both male and female infertility.  These will be carried out as quickly as possible in order to:

              -  Find the cause of the problem

              -  Give you an estimate of your chances of achieving a pregnancy on your own        

               -  Enable us to advise you of the most appropriate treatment.

County Durham ACU hosts a suite of rooms including a  scanning/treatment room and a HFEA/UKAS accredited Andrology Laboratory (CLICK HERE) and a gentlemen's room for on site semen production.

 We have a good working relationship with the regional IVF centres and also a clinic abroad.

Referral

We will be pleased to see any couple or single women following referral by their GP or consultant. On receipt of the referral we will send you an acknowledgement letter, information leaflets and some documentation which you should complete and bring with you to your appointment (CLICK HERE)

How to find us

We are located on the Ground Floor at Bishop Auckland Hospital (link to map of hospital)

Support

We recognise the stress that infertility causes and a member of staff will be available to provide information and support before, during and after treatment. Therapeutic counselling (CLICK HERE FOR LEAFLET) is also available to anyone attending for Infertility services. You will be given information regarding this at your first appointment

 

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital