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Fertility Services now available at The Shard

09 September 2016

Individuals and couples seeking fertility treatments will now benefit from services in the heart of London as The Lister Fertility Clinic, one of the largest fertility centres in the UK and part of the HCA Healthcare UK group, today moves into the iconic Shard building. The Lister Fertility Clinic at The Shard will provide initial appointments with senior fertility consultants who will arrange a personalised treatment plan and arrange any necessary treatments or investigations. Patients will normally undertake an ultrasound scan on the day of consultation and results are discussed on the same day.  Patients will also benefit from a dedicated nursing team, available to perform cycle monitoring, scans and blood tests as needed, making it quicker and easier to check on progress and giving couples and individuals the best chance of conceiving. Additionally, more involved treatments such as egg collection, embryo transfer and intrauterine insemination (IUI) will be carried out by the specialist team at The Lister Fertility Clinic in Chelsea, one of the most successful fertility units in the country with success rates consistently above the national average. As well as benefiting from consultations and treatments in a convenient location close to transport links and a discreet private entrance, patients will also be able to access wider health services available at HCA at The Shard, including physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetic support, gynaecology and paediatrics.

The Shard also hosts a One Stop Breast Clinic, which can rapidly diagnose and treat patients with breast-related problems, providing diagnosis and personalised treatment plans in a matter of hours. Dr Alison Taylor, Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Reproductive Medicine, said: “We recognise that dealing with fertility issues can be stressful and time consuming – particularly for prospective parents working in high-pressured jobs in central London, the City of London and at Canary Wharf. We’re always trying to find ways to make the process more convenient and relaxed for patients and we believe this ethos contributes to our success rates. ;Along with the rest of the Lister Fertility Clinic team we look forward to welcoming patients to our brand new facility and starting them on their journey towards completing their family.”

Mr John Reay, Chief Executive Officer, HCA Healthcare UK at The Shard said: “We are pleased to be able to extend our services at HCA at The Shard to fertility, where patients will benefit from state of the art technology and surroundings as well as the personalised treatment and continuity of care they are used to at The Lister Fertility Clinic. “We have made this move with our patients’ needs front of mind and hope that, by bringing our services closer to our patients, they will feel safe in the knowledge that they are getting the best care possible, when and where they need it.”