New Fertility Hub opens at the Coombe

by Kim O Leary

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital this week unveiled its new public Fertility Hub.

The hub will offer a formalised, multidisciplinary service to individuals and couples who are experiencing fertility issues.

The initiative is supported by the National Women & Infants Health Programme and The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.

The Coombe’s Fertility Hub aims to maximise the outcome for women and their partners, by offering an assessment and management service on-site, and it will also offer to treat couples together to improve the chance of pregnancy.

Speaking at the launch, Professor Michael O’Connell, Master of the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, said: “The addition of our new Fertility Hub strengthens the services currently delivered to women and their partners not only within our Hospital but across the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group also.

“As each individual’s experience with fertility can vary greatly, a tailored, multidisciplinary approach is needed to achieve the best outcome for all those who attend the Hub.”

Photo – Jason Clarke

Dr Lucy-Ann Behan, consultant endocrinologist, at The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital said: “We are delighted to launch the new Fertility Hub at the Coombe, and we look forward to welcoming women and their partners to the Hub and providing them with the excellent care for which the Coombe is renowned.

“Fertility is complex and can be a difficult journey for many, so the launch of this new, public clinic as part of the Fertility Hub within the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group is an important step in making fertility treatment more accessible to all.”

Photos – Jason Clarke

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