The Hewitt Fertility Centre – Liverpool and Knutsford

My name is Rafet Gazvani, and I’m the lead Fertility Consultant of The Hewitt Fertility Centre’s Knutsford clinic. I’m thrilled to have been asked to introduce the work of The Hewitt Fertility Centre to members of Mumsnet Cheshire.

At the Hewitt Fertility Centre we pride ourselves on giving couples their very best chance of a successful pregnancy. We’ve invested substantially in the very latest technologies to get our success rates to the point where they’re actually as good as any in the world, and certainly the best in the North West. When you consider that we’re also the largest reproductive medicine facility in the country, performing an average of over 3’000 treatment cycles a year, that’s quite an achievement!

We now have clinics both in Liverpool and Knutsford, which means that couples can access our services more easily. The location of the centre in Knutsford also means that couples don’t need to tackle the traffic/parking issues that they would face if they were travelling to a centre in central Manchester. Our patients are the most important thing to us, and so issues like this were considered when we were looking at possible locations for our new centre. We chose the site in Knutsford because it was easily accessible from the motorway, was in a nice and relaxing environment, and there’s plenty of parking.

Because we want the absolute best for our patients, we operate differently to most (if not all) IVF providers in the UK. We offer all of our patients (both NHS and private) the latest in Time-Lapse technology (Embryoscope) as a standard part of their treatment. Most in the industry are agreed that Time-Lapse technology has been the biggest breakthrough in fertility treatment in a decade, and we’re proud to be able to say that we have the largest number of Embryoscope machines than any other unit in Europe, allowing us to offer it to all patients at no extra cost and without the possibility of having to delay treatment. You can view a video about Embryoscope in more detail here.

Couples who are entitled to fertility treatment through the NHS can simply ask their GP to refer them to our services. If you wish to fund your treatment yourself, you can of course contact us directly via telephone (0800 103 2641 for Liverpool, 0800 103 2502 for Knutsford) or by completing our online contact form. If you’re unsure whether you qualify for NHS funding or not, why not check out the quick guide on our website here or you can give our funding officer a call on 0151 702 4464/4481.

Rafet Gazvani and Claire Sweeney Opening the Knutsford Centre
Dr Rafet Gazvani and Claire Sweeney Opening the Knutsford Centre

One of the important things to remember about The Hewitt Fertility Centre, is that we are the Reproductive Medicine arm of Liverpool Women’s Hospital. This means that we are governed by the NHS, one of the largest and most treasured institutions in the world. Everything we say and do needs to fit with the core values of the NHS, meaning we are completely ethical in the way we provide our services. It also means couples who choose The Hewitt Fertility Centre can feel assured that we’ll dedicate ourselves to achieving their dreams. We have some of the most respected experts in the field working for us, and we’re incredibly proud of the service they provide. You can find out more about some of our people here.

We know that it can be a really distressing time when a couple suspects that they may have fertility problems and so we’ve worked with some of our patients to put together our ‘Patient Journey’ tool. This is a step by step guide to what going through fertility treatment with us can involve, which will hopefully remove some of the mystery and fears that you might have.

If you’ve got any questions at all about fertility or IVF, please feel free to give us a call on the numbers above. You can also tweet us @HewittFertility or look us up on Facebook.


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