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Keep the fertility clinic at East Surrey hospital open!

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Having just given birth at East Surrey with our second baby successfully conceived with the help of Fertility specialist Dr Walied Youssef, we feel so sad to hear that the managers of the Surrey and Sussex NHS trust feel it necessary to close the fertility clinic at east Surrey effective the 31st March 2017. The staff at east Surrey were fantastic in helping my husband and I to deal with our 4th miscarriage after I was rushed to hospital via ambulance for excessive blood loss. They gave us both the confidence to try again which we did and here we are just over a year down the line from the miscarriage last year with our happy healthy little girl, that would not have been possible had it not been for the amazing care and treatment we received from Dr Youssef. My husband and I would like to do everything in our power to ensure this clinic stays running, as it is so vitally important to couples unable to have babies naturally. The effects of infertility are devastating as my adoptive parents know all too well. We were fortunate enough to be able to see Dr Youssef privately but not everyone can afford this luxury and to not have any support in Surrey and Sussex seems very harsh indeed. 

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