Letter: IVF pledge is underfunded

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My husband and I have spent pounds 9,000 on two failed cycles of IVF and cannot afford a third. So our hopes of one free cycle were raised by guidelines from the Nice published 18 months ago. Since then, our lives have been on hold. We have recently been warned that the waiting list in our area could be up to five years, due to a lack of funding from the Government. Meanwhile, our fertility - and the likelihood of a successful outcome - decreases.

IVF is by its nature stressful and the false hopes that have accompanied our experience have caused us yet further distress. We feel that the Government made promises which the primary care trusts cannot keep.

Michelle and James Scott

Totnes, Devon