People who are struggling to conceive a baby are being given the chance to meet fertility experts one-to-one during a series of events taking place at Ipswich Hospital.
The East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) fertility team will hold free information evenings once a month for the next year for anyone interested in finding out more about the services which are available locally.
They will be given a 45 minute appointment where they can meet key members of staff who deliver the service, spending 15 minutes each with a clinician, embryologist and member of the admin team.
The sessions will give people the chance to find out more about ESNEFT’s partnership with Cambridge IVF, which sees patients start their treatment at Ipswich Hospital then go to the specialist Cambridge centre for egg collection an embryo transfer.
Experts will also be able to explain more about Pure IVF, which is a nurse-led service launching early next year and offers a less costly alternative to IVF for self-funding patients.
NHS fertility consultant Djavid Alleemudder said: “One in every six couples will have difficulty conceiving, but we are here to help.
“These informal evenings will give people an excellent opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with members of our team and get an overview of the services which are available. We hope this will give them the information they need to start thinking about which option may be best suited to them.
“We would encourage anyone who would like to find out more to book in at one of the sessions taking place throughout the year so that we can introduce some of the members of our team, explain the options and answer any questions they may have.”
The evenings take place once a month between 5pm and 7pm, with the first on Tuesday 4 December.
To book a place or see the full list of dates, visit the Eventbrite booking page here.
Alternatively, you can call 01223 349010 for more information.