Royal Derby Hospital

There are various types of fertility treatments and the contact telephone number and address for Royal Derby Hospital, can be found below.

If you would like to find out if you are suitable for fertility treatment or information about a particular procedure or treatment, contact a local clinic.

Royal Derby Hospital

Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE
Tel: 01332 340131

Clinic details: The Royal Derby Hospital's Fertility Unit can provide a number of different diagnostic and treatment services for its patients. Derby itself can be found on the River Derwent in the East Midlands, where it acts as one of the regions larger and busier cities. Because of its location more or less right in the middle of the country, Derby is run through with various different transport routes and is easily accessed from virtually any part of the UK. The city has been built under a confluence of different cultural influences, and as such bears the mark of different cultures like that of the Vikings, Romans, and Saxons. The Royal Derby Hospital's Fertility Unit treats self- and NHS funded patient. NHS funded patients must be under a BMI of 30 if women, and under 35 if men, an important stipulation because of the effect of obesity on fertility. The number of treatment cycles available to NHS patients is limited by the local funding body, the primary care trust (PCT), which at The Royal Derby limits treatments to 6 cycles of intrauterine insemination (IUI). IUI is the key infertility treatment offering at the hospital, and is provided with both donor and partner sperm, depending on your particular situation. The method has many distinct advantages, particularly because of its cost effectiveness and success in achieving pregnancy. At The Royal Derby Fertility Unit both donor and partner insemination can be performed after a cycle of fertility drug treatments. Such a practice is applied in many instances to improve the chances of conception, and is particularly useful where female ovulation is disrupted for instance. The HFEA, a government body which licenses and reports on the performance of fertility clinics and centres like the one at The Royal Derby, has reported that in 2009 the unit performed 296 partner intrauterine insemination cycles as well as 2 donor insemination cycles. The HFEA reports that pregnancy rates from these treatments are in line with national averages. On top of this treatment patient support groups and counselling sessions are provided for your benefit during what is a difficult time for anyone. Sperm assessments, ovulation cycle monitoring, and sperm assessment are investigative methods employed by the unit to establish the cause of infertility. Finally a surgical option for women suffering from infertility because of an obstruction in their fallopian tubes is provided through tubal surgeries performed by consultants in a professionally advanced setting.

Fertility treatment at this clinic: The Royal Derby Hospital's Gynaecology Department is responsible for the provision of infertility treatments when needed out of specialist fertility clinics. The hospital itself is part of the Derby Hospitals NHS Trust, which aims to deliver high quality care in every respect, ensuring that services and staff are maintained and perform at high levels to give patient safe and effective healthcare. The hospital aims to pursue strategies that centre around patients and the delivery of the most suitable treatment for that particular patient. The hospital's fertility unit is open every day of the week to meet the many needs of infertile couples as and when necessary. Infertility is a physically and emotionally complex condition, and having that level of constant support is extremely important in terms of ensuring good health. The Fertility Unit will strive to achieve pregnancies in as many couples as possible, and in doing so deliver quality care to patients when it is needed most. The Unit also provides support where infertility treatments haven't been successful, and where alternatives like IVF, adoption, or childlessness need to be faced and considered. Referrals will most often come from other consultants within the trust, or from local GPs, depending on the person seeking treatment and the nature of their experience thus far. Referrals are important as they can give the unit an accurate picture of the treatments you will have received so far, and will allow them to determine what kind of investigations and treatments to arrange for you from then on. As there is such a diverse range of treatments provided by the facility, you can expect them to meet your needs.

Services offered at this clinic: Sperm washing, tubal surgery, sperm assessment, post-coital test, induction of ovulation, monitoring of ovulation cycle, patient support group, counselling, translator services, stimulated and unstimulated partner intrauterine insemination (IUI), stimulated and unstimulated donor insemination, NHS and prate patients treated