CRGH safety measures during COVID-19

CRGH is taking extensive measures to keep all patients and staff safe and virus free during treatment.

 

Testing

A key measure of our strategy is the introduction of COVID-19 testing for patients and staff. The test is known as a ‘PCR Test’ and involves taking samples from the nose and the back of the throat.

PCR test

Staff are being tested regularly, and only those with a current negative test will be permitted on the premises. Regular checks on exposure will be carried out via questionnaire, and anyone who has potentially been exposed will self-isolate.

For Egg Collections, the patient and partner will be asked to both take the test at the start of stimulation. A second test will be performed on the patient only approximately 3 days prior to egg collection.

For Frozen Thawed Embryo Transfers, patient and partner will be asked to both take the test two days prior to stopping the norethisterone tablets.  

For IUI, the testing will also be required for couples embarking on IUI treatment, which will be performed two days prior to stopping the norethisterone.

For hysteroscopy, ERPC or any other procedure performed under sedation, a test will be required for the patient approximately 3 days prior to procedure.


Video Consultations

We have introduced VideoLink for all doctor consultations.

We have invested in technology that allows us to verify identity and thus complete consent forms remotely. Up to 50% of nursing can therefore also be carried out remotely. This will significantly reduce the number of visits patients will need to make to the clinic.

Travel

We have developed a travel plan that absolutely minimises the use by staff of public transport.


PPE

We have secured stocks of fully certified PPE, which will be used according to current NHS best practice guidelines.

CRGH team in PPE

Patients are asked to purchase masks and wear them whenever on the premises.


Cleaning

automated room steriliserOur cleaning team is increasing the frequency of cleaning, particularly on high contact areas such as doors and handrails.

We have invested in an automated room steriliser that sprays a fine mist of hydrogen peroxide and fully decontaminates a room within 15 minutes.

 

 

Social distancing

We are reducing the number of patients in the building through video consultations, and appointment spacing.

Screens are being erected around reception, and partners are being asked not to attend unless they are required during treatment.

IVF Packages With Access Fertility

IVF Packages With Access Fertility
CRGH is partnering with Access Fertility to offer a series of IVF programmes and packages. For more information please click below.

NHS Funding for Fertility Care

CRGH is an NHS approved centre and funding may be available for some patients. You will need to meet certain criteria and be referred to us by your GP. Please call or email us for further information.
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