Welcome to the Assisted Conception Unit Chelsfield Park Hospital
The ACU at Chelsfield Park Hospital is a well-established, successful unit providing a wide range of assisted reproductive therapies. Our medical, scientific and nursing teams work closely together to provide the most appropriate course of treatment for each couple, and are ably assisted by the administrators, one of whom will be your first point of contact with the Unit.
Our aim is to offer the highest possible standard of care in a sympathetic manner and through this to offer the best chance of success.
Why chose the ACU Chelsfield Park Hospital?
We are a growing, successful centre with an excellent reputation, that offers treatment in a friendly, safe environment. The hospital is situated in a peaceful rural setting but close to the M25 and with easy train links to London and the South East.
Dedicated team of caring, expert professionals offering individual care and support throughout your treatment
Friendly, approachable staff who are sympathetic to each couples’ needs
High quality of care (ISO accredited)
Patient safety and well being a priority
Consultant led service, all clinicians having wide experience in Assisted Conception
Private rooms with en-suite facilities
Counselling session free of charge
Consultant Urologists with an interest in male fertility problems work closely with the Unit.
The ACU Chelsfield Park Hospital offers a wide range of assisted conception therapies. The following are some of the most commonly requested fertility treatments. Further information is freely available on request.
- Intrauterine insemination
- In-vitro fertilisation
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
- Embryo cryopreservation (freezing) and frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET)
- Surgical Sperm Retrieval (PESA, TESE)
Other fertility and gynaecological treatments:
Our consultants are practicing Obstetricians and Gynaecologists who have extensive experience and expertise in the medical and surgical management of gynaecological problems that may be contributing to fertility problems such as endometriosis, PCOS and tubal damage. Treatment of these problems may be appropriate instead of, or in conjunction, with assisted conception therapies.
Many conditions are amenable to laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery and our consultants have considerable expertise in this field.
Consultant Urologists with an interest in male fertility problems work closely with the ACU.
Frozen embryo replacement cycle
Gamete intra fallopian transfer GIFT
In-vitro fertilisation IVF
Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI
Micro epididymal sperm aspiration
Open testicular biopsy with microsurgical techniques
Ovulation Induction Clomifene Citrate
Parenteral induction of ovulation
Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration
Testicular epididymal sperm extraction
Zygote intra-fallopian transfer ZIFT
What makes you different from other clinics?
We are a small friendly Unit who put patients’ care and concerns at the forefront of our practice. Our dedicated medical and scientific staff work closely together to provide the most appropriate course of treatment for each individual couple, and our nursing and admin staff are there to support patients through the entire treatment process.
Do you have a waiting list?
No. Once referred you will usually receive a clinic appointment within 2-3 weeks.
Do I have to be referred?
Yes. Each couple will need a letter of referral either from their GP, or a consultant Gynaecologist /Urologist.
How long will the treatment take?
Depending on which drug regimen you are on, IVF and ICSI cycles last about 9 weeks, from the start of the drugs to pregnancy test.
What can I do to improve my chances?
See “preparing for treatment” in our information brochure, available on request.
Is counselling available free of charge?
Yes. One counselling session is available free of charge to each patient/couple. Sessions are by appointment either at the Unit or in the counsellors own home.
Do you offer Assisted hatching/Blastocyst transfers?
Yes. Both options are available to suitable couples. These will be discussed with you at your consultations.
Can I speak directly to laboratory staff?
Yes, laboratory staff are happy to discuss any problems or queries with you during your treatment.
Do you treat NHS patients
The ACU Chelsfield Park Hospital currently has contracts to provide assisted conception services for Bromley and West Kent PCTs and also with Sidcup and Geenwich PCT via a transport service with Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup.
To find out more or book an appointment phone us on 01689 885908, or make an online enquiry. You can also download to keep our fertility guide.