Launch of support service for fertility patients in Wales

CVOjtHGWoAAYj4YGreat news for anyone who is having difficulty conceiving and lives in Wales. Infertility Network UK launched its first dedicated patient information, advice and support service in Wales in a ceremony at the Welsh Assembly today led by Darren Millar, Shadow Minister for Health and Older People in Wales.

Susan Seenan, chief executive of Infertility Network UK said: ‘We are delighted to be launching a patient support service in Wales. For the first time in many years, all those who struggle to become parents will have a local patient support service that understands their particular problems, addresses regional issues and challenges and is locally managed.’

The new service, which was made possible by a major award from the Big Lottery Fund, will enable the charity to set up face-to-face and online support groups, a Wales-specific information service, employ a Welsh co-ordinator to manage the service and hold annual patient information events.

The launch was hosted by Darren Millar and attended by fellow Welsh Assembly members Julie Morgan and Kirsty Williams along with Peter Bowen-Simpkins and Dr Thackare from London Women’s Clinic Wales, BICA fertility counsellor Lynda Mizen and Dr Sofia Gameiro from Cardiff University among others.

Fertility information day – Cardiff

If you live anywhere in or near Cardiff, you will want to know about the fertility information day there on September 27. Organised by the charity Infertility Network UK, there will be a range of speakers on different subjects such as the latest treatment options, complementary therapies and fertility, male fertility problems and fertility counselling.

Bookings are now open – if you book before the end of the month, it costs just £5 – an absolute bargain as the price includes lunch and tea and coffee!  It’s a great opportunity to find out more about fertility – and to meet up with others too.  I’ll be there too – so you can come along and say hello!

You can book at www.infertilitynetworkuk.com