Nurses

Our specialist fertility nurses

The nurses are your first point of contact when you are referred referred to the clinic, they see patients for the initial ‘history’ clinic, will arrange and support scans and investigations and will also provide nursing care during your fertility treatment. You will see a member of the nursing team every time you attend the centre, if you have anything you would like to discuss or ask please do ask a member of our nursing team.

 

Nicky Taylor

Nicky is our Nurse Manager and has worked at Shropshire and Mid Wales Fertility Centre since February 2018 and has worked in the Trust for over 30 years. Her role is partly managerial and partly clinical so you will see her in all areas of the clinic. She is currently studying a Masters module in Fertility at Edge Hill University.

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Yvonne Doonan

Senior Specialist Fertility Sister

Yvonne is a full time Senior Specialist Fertility Sister with over 20 years’ experience in fertility nursing at the Shropshire and Mid Wales Fertility Unit. She joined the team in 1998 and has seen the service outgrow two facilities as it expanded.  Her previous experience is as a midwife having done her midwifery training in York and her General Nurse Training in Edinburgh. Yvonne is the donor egg co-ordinator having set up the service in 2007.

Rosalind Grainger

Ros qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986 & has worked in areas of Women’s Health since 1989, primarily in a Gynaecology ward setting.  Ros has worked in an IVF setting since 1995, firstly in a London Clinic and then in the Shropshire & Mid-Wales Fertility Unit since 2013. Ros is responsible for co-ordinating fertility preservation treatment cycles in the unit.

 

Claire Scarle

Claire is one of our fertility nurses. She has worked for the Shropshire and Mid Wales Fertility Centre since 2016 and prior to this worked at a Fertility Clinic in the South East for three years. You may see Claire when you come for your nurse appointments and procedures.

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Amanda Bennett

Amanda is one of our full time fertility nurses and has worked in the unit since 2014. She has 20 years’ experience in gynaecology with ward experience and more recently working in the assessment and treatment centre. Amanda is also the unit’s infection prevention and control link nurse and the virology link nurse.

Ffion Whittington

Ffion is one of our Fertility Nurses. She has worked at the Centre since 2018. You may see Ffion at clinic appointments or during procedures. Ffion qualified from Cardiff University in 2015, and has worked within surgical division since graduating.  Ffion is happy to communicate with patients in English or in Welsh. As an IVF baby herself, Ffion has always had a special and personal interest in Fertility Nursing, and looks forward to meeting you in the future.

Clare Courtney

Clare is one of our Nursing Assistants and has worked for part time for Shropshire and Mid Wales Fertility Centre for 7 years. Previous to this to she worked on the Day Surgery Unit for 11 years. You may see Clare when you attend for your base line scan, endometrial scratch, egg collection or transfer, and in recovery.

Laura Lewis

Laura is one of our Nursing Assistants. She has worked in the Trust for 6 years, previously on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at PRH before joining the Fertility Unit in 2016. You will often see Laura when you come in for your appointments, whether it is during scans or procedures, where she will be assisting the Doctors and Nurses. Laura has a particular interest in Fertility and feels very privileged to be a part of your journey.

 

Tiffany Jones

Tiff is one of our Nursing assistants and started with us in September 2018 having previously worked as a women’s service assistant on the antenatal ward at PRH since 2013.

Louise Cross

Louise is one of our nursing assistants. She has worked for the clinic since 2018 and previously worked as a Healthcare Assistant on ward 22RE at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. You may meet Louise assisting at scan clinics or when you attend for procedures.