Regional Fertility Centre reopening

The Regional Fertility Centre phone lines are open from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday. The number is: 028 9615 9600.

Currently, the Regional Fertility Centre is not providing any diagnostic semen analysis or fertility treatment services, with the exception of oncology storage.

Oncology referrers should contact the centre via the email provided on the website.

The Regional Fertility Centre has completed the approval process with the HFEA demonstrating that we can comply with the guidelines to provide a safe environment for staff and patients.

Belfast Trust is currently planning how to restart elective services across all of our acute and community sites. The Regional Fertility Clinic is part of this planning process.

Update 03 July 2020

We would like to thank you for your patience, particularly if you have had a treatment or appointments cancelled during this time that the RFC has been closed due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Unfortunately when services resume they will be at a reduced capacity for all treatments and appointments, however we will have extended opening hours to help us provide appointments to as many patients as safely possible.

In preparing for when we are able to resume our services, we are implementing some changes to keep patients safe during these times.

Some of the changes include:

  • Increased appointment intervals and limited people in the centre at any one time
  • Additional time for disinfection between appointments
  • Increased use of PPE (masks, aprons and gloves) for all the centre staff you may come in contact with during procedures.
  • A new process where you will be asked to wait safely outside the centre until we call you in for your appointment.
  • Introduction of new technologies to reduce number of face to face appointments where possible, such as virtual appointments, some forms completed electronically, communication with patients by email.
Cancelled treatments

We will contact patients directly with more detailed information about the changes prior to arranging any appointments when we are resuming.

Treatment Waiting lists

At this time we are unable to provide information about waiting times for patients on a waiting list for treatment

Outpatient Review Appointments

We have started to provide outpatient review consultations by phone. Patients will be contacted by the appointments office to arrange this. Appointments will be arranged in chronological order.

New patient appointments

Patients who are waiting for consultation appointments will be contacted when outpatient services recommence.

Private treatment

Plans for reopening of services will include private treatments.

Care and Support

The Care and Support tab has information about services and support available from the Counselling service and Fertility Network UK.

Requests for access to records, treatment summaries or investigations results

Must be submitted in writing, signed by both partners along with a copy of photo ID. This can be scanned and emailed to: RVH.RFC@belfastrust.hscni.net