Would-be parents who are looking to IVF treatment to help them conceive could up their chances of success by choosing the Hull IVF Unit at Hull Royal Infirmary.
Latest figures released by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) show that Hull’s IVF Unit has the greatest success rate in a two hundred mile radius, beating the likes of Leeds and Manchester, and boasting a success rate of almost twice the national average.
Dr Christine Leary, Consultant Embryologist with the Hull IVF Unit explains:
“When a couple are desperate for a baby but are unable to conceive naturally, it can be difficult to navigate the raft of information that’s out there about IVF and find out how local clinics are performing. Going through IVF can be a stressful time, patients can become anxious and end up taking a lot of time off work to attend appointments at the clinic, so it’s helpful for them to at least know where their best chances of success might be.
“The latest data published by the HFEA shows that the Hull IVF Unit has a successful implantation rate for women under the age of 35 years of 41.9%, compared to the national average of 22.7% for this group.
“What makes the difference, in our opinion, is our high quality patient care, our responsible approach to embryo placement, and being selective about those embryos which are placed within the mother. Our staff have many years of experience, they pay particular attention to detail, and we continue to be active in research; all of these elements together have been key in enabling us to report such a high rate of successful implantations.”
The Hull IVF Unit also excels when it comes to multiple births. HFEA guidance requires clinics to have a strategy in place to minimise the number of multiple births resulting from IVF treatment on the basis that multiple pregnancies increase the health risks for both mother and baby. Hull IVF Unit’s multiple birth rate is also significantly below the national average.
“What is particularly pleasing about this data is that it helps to paint Hull in a positive light, and show just how pioneering and how successful our local health services can be. Some people think that because Hull is geographically isolated, it’s not very progressive or forward thinking, but this is clearly not the case. Being able to say that our success rates, and therefore the number of couples whom we’re able to help become parents, surpass those of other esteemed centres such as Nottingham and Manchester is a real achievement, and makes our team very proud.”