Holiday closures 2020/2021


Westmead Fertility Centre wishes everyone a safe and relaxing break over the holiday season, even if this year is a little different to others.

Westmead Fertility Centre will be closed from 2pm Friday 18 December 2020 and until 7am Monday 4 January 2021.  We will have a very limited team working over the holiday period.  

If you are a current patient, any contact with our team during this time should be made by logging into your Patient Portal and leaving a message. Response time will be slower than usual due to public holidays and our limited team.

However, if you are experiencing pain, severe nausea or abdominal bloating after egg collection (OPU), or pain or bleeding in early pregnancy, please contact the doctor on call for Westmead Fertility Centre.  Call the Westmead Hospital switchboard on (02) 8890 5555 and ask for the on-call fertility consultant to be contacted on your behalf.  Alternatively, you should present to your nearest emergency department.  

If you would like to commence a fresh egg collection treatment cycle (IVF/ICSI) in early 2021, we will attempt to coordinate this if your period arrives on or after 4 January 2021. Please ensure you have all of your pre-treatment requirements arranged, including scripts and medications, before the holiday season begins. Details of your pre-treatment requirements can be found in your Patient Portal.

We have limited availability for frozen treatment cycles over the holiday period.  If you wish to start a frozen cycle over this time, please log into your Patient Portal on the first or second day of your period and we will contact you for a discussion within 4 days of your request. Please ensure you complete all of the required information to permit an appropriate review by our team.

We encourage any patients considering commencing treatment in December 2020 and January 2021 to contact our team now via your Patient Portal to discuss your individual situation.

Westmead Hospital’s McBeath Pharmacy will be closed from 4pm Thursday 24 December until Monday 4 January 2021. Other local pharmacies can assist you with your medication requirements if you provide them sufficient time to order it in for you.

The staff and Fertility Specialists of Westmead Fertility Centre wish everyone a peaceful and happy break, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.