IVF treatment from North Yorkshire and York NHS is to stop.
10:40am 22nd October 2010
(Updated 3:20pm 22nd October 2010)
The spending cuts have spread to the NHS in North Yorkshire
IVF treatment is going to be suspended across the county
Its in a bid to save money - it currently costs the NHS a million pounds a year.
Anyone currently on the waiting list will get the treatment but no new patients will be added as the procedure is to be halted for the final quarter of the year.
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North Yorkshire and York NHS released this statement:
Due to current financial pressures I can confirm that IVF procedures will be halted for the final quarter of the financial year; however, current waiting lists will be honoured.
No new patients will be added, but in exceptional circumstances treatment may be considered. NHS North Yorkshire and York budgets for up to 250 patients per year (or £1million per year) going forward for one cycle of fertility treatment under its current sub fertility criteria.
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