Midland Fertility to Open Super-Clinic

Midland Fertility Services will be opening a new super-clinic this autumn when it relocates to Tamworth.

Overseeing the relocation of Midland Fertility from Aldridge to Tamworth is the clinic’s Board of Directors: (l-r) Su Barlow, laboratory director; Dr Gillian Lockwood, medical director; Heidi Birch, director of nursing services and Anna Kavanagh, director of quality and business
Overseeing the relocation of Midland Fertility from Aldridge to Tamworth is the clinic’s Board of Directors: (l-r) Su Barlow, laboratory director; Dr Gillian Lockwood, medical director; Heidi Birch, director of nursing services and Anna Kavanagh, director of quality and business

The West Midlands’ longest established independent clinic will transfer all patient care and services to an exclusive, high-tech facility on Ventura Park, which offers almost twice the space it has occupied in Aldridge since 1993.

The same team of highly experienced staff will also relocate to Tamworth, ensuring that patients continue to benefit from the excellent standard of care developed since Midland Fertility first opened in 1987.

The new location, just 11 miles from Aldridge, offers abundant private parking for patients and is surrounded by the retail park, with easy access from motorways, major roads and transport services. The clinic will continue to treat private patients and also those whose treatment is funded by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups throughout the Midlands.

“Over the last 27 years, almost 6,000 babies have been born as a result of treatment at Midland Fertility and the clinic has achieved many worldwide, UK and regional ‘fertility firsts’,” said Dr Gillian Lockwood, medical director. “This relocation will enable the continuation and development of all our diagnostic services and treatments for infertility, fertility preservation and recurrent miscarriage – so giving more people the chance to have the babies they long for.”

“The new high-performance procedure suite will offer patients even more comfort during their time with us and the three laboratories are being designed to the very highest specifications.

“It is an extremely exciting time for the development of Midland Fertility and the provision of fertility services in the Midlands, and will ultimately benefit the 800 patients we are privileged to treat each year.”

Treatments will continue as usual at Aldridge during the relocation planning and will seamlessly transfer to the new facility in the autumn. All recent and current patients, and also those patients for whom Midland Fertility stores sperm, eggs and embryos, are personally being notified of the relocation.

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Issued: 25 March 2014

Editor Notes

Midland Fertility was established in 1987 and is licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to offer a range of fertility treatments and procedures including IVF, ICSI, egg donation, egg and embryo freezing and sperm recovery. In May 2002 the UK’s first ‘frozen egg’ baby was born following treatment at Midland Fertility. In September 2005, the UK’s first twins were born from ‘frozen eggs’ fertility treatment at Midland Fertility, followed by the first ‘frozen egg’ boy in December 2005. In April 2006 the clinic’s first twins were born following the mother’s treatment with Vi4gr4 as part of her fertility treatment at Midland Fertility. In early 2008, the 4,000th baby was born after treatment at Midland Fertility and the clinic celebrated its 21st anniversary. The clinic’s and the UK’s first two vitrified egg babies were born in December 2010 and January 2011, followed by ‘Midland Fertility Baby 5,500’ in October 2012. In 2012 Midland Fertility marked 25 years of ‘making babies’. Based in Aldridge, West Midlands, Midland Fertility treats both private and NHS patients.

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