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Reproductive Medicine

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The Department of Reproductive Medicine at Saint Mary's Hospital was the first fully-NHS funded IVF unit in the UK and provides the full range of infertility services to the North West of England.

Established in 1982 by Professor Brian Lieberman, the Department is based at Saint Mary's Hospital and has expanded in the last few years.

Each year the Department provides more than 1,000 cycles of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, 400 cycles of replacement of cryopreserved embryos and 100 cycles of insemination with husband sperm (IUI) and donor sperm (DI).

The range of clinical services also include cryopreservation of sperm, embryos and ovarian tissue and treatment of couples with donated eggs and embryos.

Our Andrology laboratory provides diagnostic clinical pathology services, one of the largest long term sperm banks for cancer patients in the UK, and also houses the UK's national external quality assurance schemes (UK NEQAS) in semen analysis.

The work of the Department is regulated and licensed by UK statutory bodies including the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA). The Department operates to the EU Cells and Tissues Directive 2007, including provision of clean-air facilities for IVF and a full Quality Management system.

How can I access your services?

Via GP or Consultant Gynaecologist referral.

We also offer a fee-paying service for those who are ineligible for NHS funding, such as if you already have a child, or if you have reached the quota of funded cycles offered by your CCG. Please visit our website www.manchesterivf.co.uk.


The Department of Reproductive Medicine and the Andrology Unit are located in the old Saint Mary's Hospital building.  There is a new dedicated entrance on Oxford Road, opposite Whitworth Park.  Access cannot be gained via the new Saint Mary's Hospital building.

Click here to view our map of the building.

How to contact us


Telephone number

Opening times

Clinic appointment enquiries

(0161) 276 6494

Monday - Friday, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

To check:

  • If you are eligible for IVF treatment.
  • How many cycles you are entitled to.
  • Enquiries regarding your referral or proforma pack.

(0161) 276 6216

Monday - Friday, 8.30 am - 4.00 pm

To discuss our fee-paying service (0161) 701 5384 Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

To request a time for your initial blood and scan test before your clinic appointment.

(0161) 276 6209

Every day* 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

To request the start of a treatment cycle of new IVF/ICSI/IUI or for replacement of frozen embryos.

(0161) 276 6209

Every day* 8.00 am - 11.00 am on the day you wake up bleeding

To speak to consultant secretaries.

(0161) 276 6340

(0161) 276 6770

(0161) 276 4297

(0161) 276 6964

(0161) 701 7415

Monday - Friday, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

To confirm the treatment outcome, including a pregnancy test result.

(0161) 276 6209

Every day* 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

All general enquiries regarding your treatment cycle or clomid cycle.

(0161) 276 6209

Every day* 10.00 am - 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Ward 90 (admissions).

(0161) 901 0758

Monday - Friday, 7.45 am - 1.00 pm

Urgent calls - including complications whilst in treatment.

(0161) 276 6209

Every day*, 7.30 am - 4.00 pm


Please note that this facility closes at 4.30 pm every day.


After 4.00 pm or for any urgent enquiries or early Pregnancy complications

(0161) 276 6105

* Refers to every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.  Our planning ensures that patients are not in treatment over this period, however, should you need medical support during this time you can contact the Gynaecology Ward (Ward 62) for urgent advice.