A new state-of-the-art fertility and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinic serving the South West is set to open soon on the Aztec West Business Park in north Bristol.
The Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) will move from its current premises at Southmead Hospital into the new larger premises with completely upgraded facilities by January 2022.
The clinic will continue to treat both NHS and private patients and will provide the latest technology laboratories, equipment, and treatment rooms for those undergoing IVF and other fertility treatments.
With more energy-efficient features and ultra-modern theatres to provide best-in-class care, the larger upgraded new clinic will provide better privacy for patients, plus ample parking and more comfortable surroundings for both patients and staff.
The improved facilities will enable BCRM’s internationally recognised specialists to advise and support a greater number of people with IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment, intrauterine insemination (IUI) treatment, use of donor sperm, egg donation, frozen embryo transfer and complex treatments including fertility surgery.
Purpose-built, with the latest testing equipment to enable diagnosis of both female and male fertility problems, and with cutting-edge laboratories for testing and research, the space will also allow more teaching, training and research to take place.
Over 60 staff will be employed at the centre including specialist embryologists, gynaecologists, andrologists, nurses, sonographers, patient advisors and dedicated administrative staff. The team, which includes world-leading fertility experts and consultants who also work for the NHS, will remain the same – plus some new additions – and are enthusiastic about the move.
The new clinic is close to the motorway network with good transport links which will make it more accessible to existing patients and people throughout the region and beyond.
BCRM is regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), has consistently had some of the highest success rates in the country, is the longest-established fertility clinic in Bristol and will continue to provide both private and NHS treatment.
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Clearance for new clinic from fertility regulator
UPDATE added 17th December 2021.
The go-ahead has been given by the fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), for the opening of a new state-of-the-art fertility and IVF clinic at Aztec West, Bristol.
The clinic’s operator, the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM), is completing final testing and has the green light to begin treating patients at its new state-of-the-art site from the beginning of the January.
Consultations with new and existing patients will resume immediately after the New Year bank holiday, and the first embryo transfer procedure is scheduled for 10th January.
Medical director, Amanda Jefferys, said:
“This move is incredibly exciting for all the staff at BCRM and the new larger premises will enable us to meet the growing demand for our fertility services.
“It’s taken months of careful planning and a huge investment of time and money, so we’re delighted to receive the HFEA’s authorisation to open in January.”