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Liverpool Women’s Hospital IVF treatment L8

Location: UK » North West » L
Sector: Health

NHS Warrington axed funding in August 2010 for local women to have IVF treatment at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

Patients from Warrington would usually receive IVF treatment at the hospital, but NHS Warrington decided to suspend funding for nearly a year. The decision will be reviewed in July 2011.

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust believes that around 80 couples from Warrington use the service each year.

The decision came after a review of health services to assess whether they match locally-agreed health priorities and are offering the best possible value for money. IVF was included in a list of treatments deemed to be expensive, involving few people, and out of synch with NHS Warrington’s priorities.

NHS Warrington said it will consider applications from GPs for “exceptional treatment” approval where they believe there is an extraordinary clinical need. People with fertility problems will still be treated and guided.

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