Celebrating International Nurses Day with Manchester Fertility

12th May 2021 in General

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Manchester Fertility nurses and midwives


International Nurses Day takes place annually today on May 12 - at Manchester Fertility, we are proud to show our support to celebrate the vital role nurses and midwives play in fertility treatment and healthcare.

The health profession’s response to the Covid-19 crisis epitomises the many sacrifices that nurses and other healthcare workers have made in order to keep us safe, and we cannot thank them enough for the bravery they have shown.

Manchester Fertility nurses and midwives

At Manchester Fertility, our nurses and midwives play crucial and varied roles in helping patients through treatment and pregnancy. They provide highly compassionate, informed, and patient-focused care as a vital part of our team.

We wanted to highlight and celebrate the contributions of our nurses and midwives and the difference that they make for our patients.

Sister Samantha Potts

Sam Potts has always had an interest in women’s health. After spending time as a nurse and a midwife, she undertook specialist conception training and later qualified in ultrasound.

Sam joined the Manchester Fertility team in 1997 and has played a part in hundreds of pregnancies.

Sam says: “Needing help to conceive is perhaps the biggest issue facing many women today. What’s important is that you don’t wait to seek help. Don’t be worried and afraid – we’re a friendly team and will help you through every step.”

Kirsty Turner

Kirsty has more than 20 years of private sector surgical nursing experience both in the UK and Australia. Kirsty loves the personal nature of fertility care and, with expertise in gynaecology and general surgery, she is well-equipped to assist patients through routine procedures like egg recovery.

Kirsty says: “I’m very sensitive to the needs of our patients, having undergone fertility treatment myself. Fertility is my passion, and I’m here to ensure all patients feel relaxed and comfortable. I’m an advocate for patient needs at all times, providing compassionate and individual care, so you always feel really supported.”

Lynsey Moorhead

Lynsey supports patients through the most important steps of treatment and early pregnancy. She has more than 11 years of experience working across all areas of midwifery, including working within the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre as the Lead Midwife for the Preterm Labour Clinic at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester.

Lynsey says “My dedicated early pregnancy support bridges the gap from when you complete your fertility treatment to starting your maternity care. I always look forward to helping people as they start this very exciting, next phase of their journey to a family.”


Stacey Rees

Stacey joined Manchester Fertility after a successful midwifery career at St Mary’s Hospital, where she worked in antenatal, postnatal, and high-risk delivery units. She became interested in fertility care during midwifery training, and especially since having cared for women who have been through fertility treatment to achieve pregnancy. With qualifications in midwifery and psychology, she is able to provide the very best personal and emotional care to patients.

Stacey says: “I feel so privileged to be able to assist people in having a child. I’m really passionate about ensuring patients feel comfortable during their treatment, so you always feel able to ask questions and share your worries and fears.”


Karen Arnold

Following a successful career as a midwife in Australia, Karen went on to studied reproductive medicine and worked within the IVF unit performing embryo transfers at St Mary's Hospital before joining Manchester Fertility. Karen is our Lead Egg Donation Nurse; She is part of every patient journey going through treatments with donor eggs

Karen says: "It's always been of paramount importance to give every patient we treat individualised care, and to try to make their journey through treatment as smooth as possible. Our caring and compassionate team has such considerable expertise and knowledge. We're all focused on achieving the best outcome for you."


Paula Lynch

Paula has many years of experience in fertility care at clinics in Ireland, Essex and London. Here at Manchester Fertility, Paula is our Senior Fertility Nurse; she helps our patient's through various stages of their treatments. Paula oversees our fertility nursing teams, egg donations and surrogacy.

Paula says:"It's always a privilege getting to know the many different people who come to us for help. Everyone's circumstances are different, but as a fertility nurse, I'm here to give support wherever it's needed, as we all work towards the goal of creating a family."


Angela Dobbie

Angela has over 30 years of experience in the NHS and private practice as a Registered Nurse. Angela is our Ward Nurse; she looks after our fertility patients during treatments and works closely with our team of experts.

Angela says,“I have great compassion for the patients going through treatment, and it is very rewarding to see them at the finish, hopefully with good news”.


Claire Maddocks

Claire is our Fertility Nurse. She looks after our private ward during your treatment procedures. With an extensive career at Manchester Fertility, She has vast experience in taking care of patients through their fertility treatment.

Claire says: “I’ve had my own fertility struggles, so I can empathise with every patient I support. I love nursing; my aim is to put my patients at ease and ensure their experience is as positive as it can be, with friendliness, compassion and a smile.”


Gail House

Gail has over 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse at Alexandra Hospital. Gail looks after our fertility patients and offers support as our Ward Nurse. She sees them at the very beginning from having their blood tests to their embryo transfer. She gets to know our patients very well as she is there at every part of their journey.

Gail says, “I find my job so rewarding and I enjoy getting to know the patients. Just being there with them and understanding what they are going through from the beginning is a big part of my role”.


Every member of our expert team is dedicated in providing our patients with a personal service and we are proud to be supporting them today on International Nurses Day! Read more about our team on our here.

Our staff will get to know your name. They will listen carefully to your fertility history, and they will help every patient get the treatment plan they deserve.

If you want to learn more about fertility treatment, you can call our New Patient Co-ordinator Team on 0161 300 2737 to help get you started.

Or you can book a free 1-2-1. This is a non-medical appointment where you can explore treatment with us and get to know a little more about our personal approach.

Last updated: 12th May 2021