New Fertility Nurse Specialist For MFS

Issue Date: 12 October 2004

Donna Wilkins, fertility nurse specialist at MFS
Donna Wilkins, fertility nurse specialist at MFS

Fertility nurse specialist Donna Wilkins has joined Midland Fertility Services (MFS), increasing the size of the nursing team to 11.

Her responsibilities include assessing patients, carrying out fertility tests, planning treatments, teaching patients how to give themselves injections and offering counselling and support to patients throughout their care.

MFS is the Midlands’ longest established fertility clinic and will soon celebrate the birth of the 3000th baby born as a result of treatment at its Aldridge and Wolverhampton units.

After gaining her experience as a senior staff nurse at New Cross Hospital and nursing Aborigines in Australia, Donna welcomes her new responsibilities: “My role at MFS gives me the opportunity for greater continuity of care with patients throughout their treatment, sometimes over many months.

“The work is very patient-focussed and it’s extremely rewarding to be appreciated so much by patients who have babies after treatment at MFS.”

“Our highly-trained nurses carry out some procedures that only doctors are allowed to perform in other clinics and hospitals,” said Heidi Birch, MFS director of nursing services. “Donna’s experience in general nursing and her specialist gynaecology skills make her a welcome and valuable member of the MFS team.”

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Established in 1987 for the investigation and treatment of infertility, Midland Fertility Services specialises in assisted conception techniques and is licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Based in Aldridge and Wolverhampton, it is the longest established provider of advanced fertility treatments in the West Midlands, treats private and NHS patients and offers a range of services including IVF, ICSI, egg donation, egg and embryo freezing and sperm recovery procedures. Patients travel to Midland Fertility Services from throughout the UK and from as far away as Africa and the West Indies.