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  • "Muniya" started this thread

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Reg: Aug 25th 2009

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Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 5:37pm

Problems at L&D Hospital

Really disappointed and upset about the way Luton and Dunstable Hospital has handled my case. After our meeting in June end 2009 Dr. Akbar had recommended and referred us to Bourne Hall clinic for IVF. Not hearing anything till August when I started chasing it up and 4 weeks of daily phone calls I am told that I have to get a blood test done again as otherwise bourne hall wont accept my application.
Part of me wants to go Private but part of me if angry on the incompetent staff at the hospital and a doctor who is mostly with the fairies.
Please advise if I should start on my consultations at Bourne hall as private and once the referral comes can I move as a NHS patient.
ANy advise and help would be welcome.



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Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 8:23pm

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I'm sorry that you feel you've had such a disappointing start to your IVF journey. You must be feeling rather down. I'm sorry I can't answer your question regarding NHS/private treatment and switching between the two, but hopefully someone will be along shortly who can. Alternatively, you could phone your PCT and ask?

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Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 8:34pm

Hi muniya

When waiting for an NHS referal it can take a long time, I waited over 6 months for mine as your local PCT has to agree to funding first, so don't be disheartened by the fact you have to wait, I'm afraid its all red tape.

If you decide to go down the private route you may find that you will not be eligable for NHS funding anymore so I would check this before you make an appointment as a private patient.

Good luck with your TTC.


Jun 09 - 1st IVF - BFP - Early M/C Nov 09 - 2nd IVF - BFN Feb 11- FET - BFN
Feb 2012 - FET with immunes - :BFP - M/C at 5.2wks
30 April 2012 - meeting with Dr Gorgy - Test done awaiting result