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Mum’s Fundraising Success to thank Fertility Unit for her Miracle Baby

Newsdate: 1 Junly 2016 Laura Carter Presentation

New Mum, Laura Carter, has raised £330 by doing a sponsored swim for the Fertility Unit, based on the Wrightington Hospital site.

Laura was successfully treated at the Unit and gave birth to baby Austin, 3 December 2015. She explained “I cannot put into words the gratitude that I felt and wanted to help other couples in similar situation, this is our way of saying thank you and raising awareness about fertility problems”.

Mr Phil Harris, Consultant Gynaecologist and Clinical Lead for Fertility Services, commented “Our Team is dedicated to helping people achieve their dream of starting a family. Not being able to get pregnantFertility Fusion Birthday Party Portrait and undergoing fertility treatment can be a very emotional and stressful time. Around 3.5 million people across the UK have difficulty conceiving, so it’s fantastic that Laura is helping to raise awareness about fertility treatment by telling people her story and showing people that they are not alone.”

Liz Titley, Fundraising Officer said “It’s wonderful that Laura has chosen to fundraise for the Fertility Unit. All money raised will be used to further improve the quality of patient care either by the purchase of medical equipment or used to enhance the patient environment and experience. It’s a fantastic achievement and we are very grateful to Laura and all our fundraising supporters who give their time and effort to help us.”

The Fertility Unit based at Wrightington Hospital opened in March 2015, not only offers state-of-the art facilities, but gives patients a calm and relaxing environment to receive their treatment.

The Unit was joint-funded and made possible by a partnership between Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) and the Hewitt Fertility Centre, part of Liverpool Women’s. The partnership is great news for patients as it combines elements of The Hewitt Fertility Centre’s expertise with WWL’s already extremely successful fertility services, as well as, giving patients’ access to the very latest in fertility technology.