The Bridge Clinic, Kaduna
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The Bridge Clinic was set up in 1999 in collaboration with a team of consultants from Kings College Hospital with the sole objective of providing Nigerians with the same standard of fertility services available to them in the United Kingdom. To assure the fulfilment of this obligation and reproducibility of these results, we decided to benchmark our infrastructure with international standards.
Initially our treatment programs were managed by the team from the United Kingdom who travelled to Nigeria to treat our clients in batches while concomitantly training some staff members at the prestigious Kings College Hospital. By April 2001, a fully trained Nigerian team was in place to carry out the responsibilities of anchoring treatment. Since then our program has been carried out by them with the team from Kings College Hospital visiting regularly to assure the quality of treatment we provide while transferring knowledge of new and emerging technological advances in assisted conception technology. The team from Kings College Hospital also audits the activities of the clinic on a regular basis.
In spite of our appreciation of the benefits of hands-on training, we have recognized the need for and kept our team of Fertility specialists and Embryologists abreast with this rapidly advancing health care field.
In recognition of the pertinent need to assure the quality of services we provide to our clients, we implemented a Quality Management System following the award of the Quality Management Certificate by TUV Austria in 2004; ahead of most clinics in the United Kingdom. Our intention is to keep our pregnancy rates within the top 10% available in the United Kingdom.
The Bridge Clinics Board is currently chaired by Chief (Dr.) Oluyomi Abayomi Finnih, a distinguished Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Chairman and Chief Medical Director of Finnih Medical Centre. A former President of the Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), a fellowship member of numerous professional bodies both nationally and internationally.
Other members of the board are;
Our vision at The Bridge Clinic is to be the benchmark for reproductive health care services.
For couples with infertility who wish to achieve a pregnancy, we will be the first choice, because we can be trusted to provide them with their best chance of a pregnancy.
Dr. Richard A. Ajayi
|The vision to set up The Bridge Clinic was born when I was a young doctor working in the United Kingdom. I witnessed the difficulties experienced by Nigerian couples traveling to the United Kingdom for fertility treatment and became convinced of the need to set up such a clinic in Nigeria.
It was very important that the clinic was of a sufficient standard to reassure couples that they were getting the same standard of care as was available in the United Kingdom.
We set up in collaboration with a team of consultants from the Assisted Conception Unit of the Kings College Hospital, London with the intention of providing world class services. However in recognition of the lack of regulation of IVF services in Nigeria, we decided to benchmark our services with the standards laid down by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority although we are neither licensed nor regulated by them. Accordingly, we run a quality management system in keeping with ISO standards by which we are audited annually by TUV Austria.
We have been serving Nigerian couples since 1999 and with the birth of over 1,000 babies following treatment at our clinic, we have the required experience to meet your needs.
FACTS ABOUT US
More than a thousand babies have been born as a result of treatment at The Bridge Clinic.
Endorsement by our clients
More than 95% of our clients surveyed are satisfied with the quality of care they are receiving from us.
Honesty & Transparency
It is our objective at The Bridge Clinic to provide you with honest and balanced information to allow you make the right decisions as regards your treatment options.
Quality Management System
Our objective is to assure the quality of service that we deliver to you and we achieve this by implementing a quality management system.
All clients that come to The Bridge Clinic have the same requirements. This allows us to offer standardized care. All our doctors provide the same quality of services; you therefore do not have the need of seeing a particular doctor.
With more than 10 years experience, The Bridge Clinic is Nigeria's first focused IVF clinic and we have treated well over 4500 clients from inception.
Standardisation of Care and Operational Focus
The Bridge Clinic is operationally focused in the management of infertility and all clients that come to The Bridge Clinic have the same diagnosis and this allows us to standardize care and all clients receive the same level of care irrespective of the doctor that is attending to them.
Endorsement by our Peers
The Bridge Clinic has been recognized as a leader in the provision of fertility services in Nigeria and our director, Dr Richard Ajayi has been a recipient of many awards including the Guild of Medical Directors' Award for Excellence in Medicine, and the Society for Gynaecologists and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) distinguished Service Award in recognition of outstanding contribution in Clinical Service Delivery and towards the promotion of Maternal Health in Nigeria, including a Letter of Commendation for 1st ICSI babies in Nigeria from the Lagos State Ministry of Health.
We recognize the need to meet the regulations in delivery of fertility services and in the absence of a regulatory authority in Nigeria, The Bridge Clinic took the bold step of setting up an Ethics Committee who independently advise us on the difficult, moral and ethical issues such as the use of donor gamete and surrogacy cases.
The Bridge Clinic operates as if it is a clinic licensed by Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority (HFEA) and the quality of service is the same as that expected if they traveled to the United Kingdom.