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Public Notice - 10 APRIL 2019

Alexander forbes verifies bridge clinic’s 2017 birth records

As proud pioneers of fertility services in Nigeria since 1999 and known for upholding ethical practice and setting the standard within the industry, Bridge Clinic has successfully undergone a validation audit of its birth records for the year 2017. This exercise was conducted by the international auditing firm, Alexander Forbes Consulting Actuaries Nigeria Limited.

The period under review spanned January to December 2017 and comprised analysis of In-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments and birth records across the four (4) centres of Bridge Clinic; Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and our partnership with LASUTH, The Institute of Fertility Medicine (IFM).

Summary of Outcomes

The audit revealed a 14% increase in pregnancy rates in comparison with the year 2016. Within the period under review, 27% of clients who presented at the clinic for their own IVF cycle were less than 35years. Gold standard clients are identified using the following parameters;

  • Age less than 35 years going through their own cycle
  • No Fibroid
  • No surgically collected sperm
  • Body mass index (BMI) within the range of 18-32
  • FSH dose less than 300iu

Over a 10-year period, Bridge Clinic has continuously strived to keep up with technological and procedural advancements in fertility medicine to provide clients with the best chance at success possible. This effort peaked in 2015 where the clinic achieved the highest clinical pregnancy rate at 49% and steadily maintained success rates within the upper 40’s.

Several parameters with respect to birth rates were also measured with a steady rise in clinical pregnancy rates from 24% in 2015 to 30% in 2017. Live birth rates also rose in comparison to 2016 from 25% to 28%.

This result when distilled showed a high number of singleton and twin gestations with over 170 births in 2017.

According to Alexander Forbes, the methods and assumptions deployed during Bridge Clinic's audit "satisfy the requirements of treatment procedures and expected outcome and taken as a whole, are mutually compatible."

This audit has further consolidated Bridge Clinic as Nigeria's Most Fertile Fertility Centre consistently delivering on her promise to be transparent with a verified birth count of well over 200 babies and counting in 2017 alone. Hence, earning the trust of clients, medical practitioners and partners across Nigeria and beyond its shores.

The exercise was concluded and the report signed off by all parties on 28th March 2019.

Public Notice - 30 JANUARY 2019

Quality Austria 2019 re-surveillance audit of ISO 9001:2015 certification

In accordance to our commitment to Quality, we have completed our annual audit for 2019 (Re-surveillance audit); having reviewed all our internal processes and systems by our External auditors- Quality Austria, we are proud to announce that we again have demonstrated that we have full understanding and achieved compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. This is a continued assurance of the value proposition to our patients which results in

  • Improved results
  • Patient safety
  • Improved patient satisfaction
  • Best practice in accordance to code of ethics governing National and International standards

A big congratulations again to the entire team

Public Notice - 27 June 2018

NHEA Awards Bridge Clinic Fertility Centre ‘IVF Service Provider Of The Year’

Bridge Clinic Fertility Centres was awarded the highest honour at this year’s Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA). We are honoured to have won the IVF Service Provider of the Year award, which celebrates excellence and quality in healthcare service delivery.

Bridge Clinic was also recognised as IVF Service Provider of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

The Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) is an annual event which celebrates distinguished personalities and organisations who have contributed immensely to the growth of the Nigerian health sector.

NHEA is an initiative of Global Health Project and Resources in Partnership with Anadach group. Started in 2014, it has since become a high profile event in the healthcare industry, gaining wide acceptance from stakeholders in the healthcare community, public and private sectors.

NHEA’s recognition aims to stimulate quality improvement and innovation in the Nigerian health sector leading to improved service delivery & management of key health issues and the capacity of individuals to influence and set new performance standards in Nigeria & beyond.

The award evening took place at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Friday, 22 June 2018. For more information, click here to visit the NHEA website

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