Chair of Human Fertility and Embryology Authority (HFEA) opens new treatment suite in Saint Mary’s Reproductive Medicine Department
The Chair of HFEA, Sally Cheshire officially opened the new
treatment suite at Old Saint Mary's, Manchester, as part of a tour
of the Reproductive Medicine department.
The treatment suite is part of a series of improvements the
department has undergone recently, extending and improving
facilities to accommodate a 60% increase in IVF treatment at the
centre, and the launch of a fee paying service later in the
Sally Cheshire was joined by Debra Bloor, Chief Inspector at the
HFEA. They took a tour of the facilities before opening the suite,
followed by a visit to the research labs to meet the Scientific
Director, Professor Daniel Brison.
Previously theatres, the new suite includes a blood room,
nurses' station, telephone room, patient waiting room, two new scan
rooms and new toilets.
Greg Horne, Director of Laboratory Services at Saint Mary's and
person responsible to HFEA for the unit said:
"We're delighted that Sally took the time out of her busy schedule
to open our unit. It was a pleasure to show her round the newly
improved facilities, and to discuss with her the departments
exciting plans for the future, including the launch of a fee paying
service for the first time here at Saint Mary's."
Sally Cheshire, Chair of the HFEA said:
"At the HFEA we want everyone affected by assisted reproduction
to get the best possible care, and the opening of these new
facilities at Saint Mary's supports the significant improvements
the centre has made in recent years in treating and caring for its
"It was a pleasure meeting Saint Mary's staff, touring the new
centre, and hearing about the unit's plans to offer an improved and
expanded service to patients and families across Manchester and the
North West region."
Pictured: Debra Bloor, Sally Cheshire, HFEA, Professor Daniel
Brison, Yasmin Sajjad, Greg Horne, Saint Mary's Reproductive