Westmead Fertility Centre wishes everyone a safe and relaxing holiday season.
Clinic closure in 2021
Westmead Fertility Centre will be closing for the holiday season at 4:00 pm on Friday 17 December 2021 and will reopen at 7:30 am on Tuesday 4 January 2022. We will have a very limited team working over the holiday period.
Patients in active treatment after 17 December will be able to access the clinic to complete their cycle.
Registered patients requiring contact with our team during the clinic closure can do so by submitting a message via your Patient Portal. Response time will be slower than usual due to public holidays and our limited staffing over this time.
However, if you are a patient experiencing pain, severe nausea or abdominal bloating after egg collection (OPU), or pain or bleeding in early pregnancy please present directly to your nearest emergency department.
Starting a new cycle
We encourage any patients considering treatment in early January 2022 to contact our team before December 17 via your Patient Portal to discuss your individual situation.
Please ensure you have all your pre-treatment requirements arranged before the holiday period begins. Details of your pre-treatment requirements can be found in your Patient Portal.
Where applicable, it is also important that you have your scripts available, and medications organised, ahead of time. Westmead Hospital’s McBeath Pharmacy will be closed from 4:00 pm on Friday 24 December until Tuesday 4 January 2022. Other local pharmacies can assist you with your medication requirements if you provide them sufficient notice to order for you.
Starting an OPU cycle
If you would like to commence a fresh OPU cycle (IVF/ICSI) in early 2022, please log onto your Patient Portal if your period arrives on Tuesday 4 January 2022 or after and our team will attempt to coordinate.
Starting a Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle
The ability to start a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycle over the holiday period will depend on the arrival date of your period and the length of your natural cycle. Please log onto your Patient Portal and our team will contact you for a discussion on either Thursday 30 December or from Tuesday 4 January. To permit an appropriate review by our team over the holiday period, please ensure that you complete all the required information in the Patient Portal form.
If you are not yet registered for the Patient Portal, and for all other new enquiries, please contact our expert team after Tuesday 4 January 2022.
The team at Westmead Fertility Centre wish you a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.