During the COVID-19 pandemic, some consultations and IVF fertility services at the Fertility & Research Centre at The Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, were temporarily disrupted or delayed. From 20 April 2020, IVF cycles, fertility consultations and oncofertility treatments have been restored and bookings can now be made by contacting on (02) 9382 6666 or SESLHD-FertilityandResearchCentre@health.nsw.gov.au
About The Fertility & Research Centre
The Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick opened its landmark Fertility & Research Centre (FRC) in 2017. The construction of the clinic was made possible through $1.6M in philanthropic funding, raised by The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. The FRC, which sits within the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Hospital for Women, has since been complemented by a fully integrated multi-million dollar laboratory within The Royal that was opened in November 2019 by the NSW Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard.
When the NSW Government agreed to cover publicly funded fertility treatments in three Sydney hospitals, The Royal Hospital for Women's Fertility & Research Centre became the first dedicated oncofertility centre in Australia. It is the only fertility centre in a public hospital setting to combine comprehensive, low-cost fertility programs, IVF and clinical research, together with oncofertility services.
This innovative collaboration between scientific, clinical and medical disciplines positions the FRC as a leading centre of clinical and research excellence. An Australian first, the alliance is respected within international circles, bringing The Royal into focus as a hub of biological, medical and psychological research with national and global colleagues.
Additionally, the FRC proudly plays a significant part in world-class translational research in the field of genetic screening, helping to eliminate devastating genetic disorders from hereditary family lines. So where patients are known carriers of genetic disorders, or if they're undergoing cancer treatments, the FRC can provide a full suite of fertility consultations, advice and emotional support that provides hope for future generations.
How to access treatment and services as a patient
The FRC is open for bookings daily, Monday to Friday (and weekends for booked IVF cycles). Patients need to make an appointment by telephone and obtain a referral to be filled in by their GP before their appointment at The Royal.
Fertility & Research Centre Telephone: (02) 9382 6666
Fertility and Research Centre hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm
GPs and Oncologists can access referrals here:
1. Fertility treatments for cancer patients Oncologists use this form
2. Low cost IVF treatments GPs use this form
How your support can help change lives
Philanthropic funding underpins the pioneering work of the FRC and can also help those from further away in rural and regional areas access the clinical and research services offered at The Royal.
Your financial support of this service, so it can continue to grow and thrive for the benefit of all patients needing fertility treatment, is greatly appreciated.
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