16th Mar, 2017
NATIONAL FERTILITY CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE OPENS IN CORK
Irish-owned Waterstone Clinic, formerly known as Cork Fertility Centre, has opened a state-of-the-art national centre of excellence at Lotamore House in Cork. The 13,000 sq ft advanced fertility unit features a world-class laboratory with the latest embryology technology. Staff numbers at the clinic will increase by 30% to 55 as a result of the investment.
Waterstone Clinic, which consistently has one of the highest live birth rates in Europe, includes Cork Fertility, now relocated from its College Road premises to Lotamore House, as well as Waterford Fertility and Limerick Fertility.
Due to the increasing number of patients travelling from Dublin, a fourth clinic, Dublin Fertility, has opened on Leeson Street.
The comprehensive range of treatments at Waterstone Clinic include IVF, ICSI, surgical sperm retrieval including MicroTese, sperm donation, egg donation, PGD and Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS).
As the clinic’s medical consultants also hold Health Service Executive consultant posts, they can directly manage the care of any patients who require hospital admission or surgery.
The cutting-edge clinic is also the first in Ireland to use the new time-lapse incubator, EmbryoScope Plus. The system, which allows for the comprehensive monitoring of embryo development will be provided free-of-charge.
Speaking about the new centre at Lotamore House, Medical Director of Waterstone Clinic, Dr John Waterstone said, “We have been at the forefront of reproductive medicine in Ireland for 15 years and our facility in Cork reflects our achievements and ambitions as a national reproductive health care provider of the highest calibre. We believe we have created the most advanced fertility unit in the country which will allow us to provide an even better service for our patients."