"Removing an NHS service required as part of the fertility tests for IVF"
Posted by Anon3 (as ),
We are in the early stages of fertility treatment- we have been told that we are unable to conceive without assistance - and are going through the various exploratory tests required for IVF on the NHS.
Part of this requires an HSG - which is undertaken once a week for 1 hour at Crawley Hospital. This requires you to be on Day 8-12 of your monthly cycle so there is only a very small window of opportunity. The last TWO months, this service has been withdrawn - even though it is required for NHS fertility treatment - which means that three months has now been lost.
In fertility cases, this is pretty critical. We now have to wait another 4 weeks - and even then, it is no guarantee that we will be able to secure an HSG appointment given that there is only 3 or 4 slots for all fertility couples in the whole of Surrey and Sussex every week.
How can the NHS insist on this test being undertaken for NHS fertlity treatment - and then not (a) provide this service, and (b) when this service had previously been provided, only allocate 3 or 4 slots per week for all couples seeking fertility help in Surrey & Sussex?