We are pleased that HFEA has approved a licence for the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Assisted Conception Service (ACS) following a significant £3.5millon refurbishment programme.
The refurbishment has seen the creation of state-of-the-art expanded facilities for the service which includes a new purpose built outpatients department co-located with a new dedicated ACS laboratory with innovative new equipment and a day care patient clinical treatment facility.
The laboratory and day care patient clinical treatment facility are in the final stages of commissioning – a standard process in newly built and refurbished accommodation to test and install equipment and IT systems.
The commissioning process for the service’s new outpatient department is now complete and as of Monday 4th August all outpatients will now be seen in this new purpose built department.
It should be noted that the ACS outpatient service has always remained on the GRI site albeit in another location on the campus at the Princess Royal Maternity. It was only the day care patient clinical treatment facility and laboratory elements of the service which transferred temporarily to the Nuffield Hospital.
We anticipate that the full day care patient clinical treatment facility and laboratory service will transfer back to the new department at the GRI from the Glasgow Nuffield Hospital in mid-September once final commissioning has been concluded.
The new ACS facility will offer patients a seven day clinical service to both maximise clinical success rates and achieve the Scottish Government Health Department waiting time target of 12 months for IVF treatment by the end of March 2015.
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