The Fertility Hub offers fertility advice, investigations and treatment for eligible couples experiencing fertility issues.
The National Maternity Hospital Fertility Hub is located at the main hospital at Holles Street in Dublin. It is one of six Regional Fertility Hubs in Ireland.
If you are experiencing fertility issues, please visit your GP first who can refer you to your regional fertility hub in line with HSE access criteria. Appointments at the Fertility Hub are by GP referral only.
All services at the Fertility Hub are publically funded. There is no cost to you, the patient. If you are referred to a private fertility clinic for further treatment with assisted reproduction such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) these services may be publically funded if you meet the access criteria.
Some patients may need to be referred for further treatment with Assisted Reproduction such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
For more information and access criteria for publically funded Assisted Reproductive Treatment please see the HSE’s Fertility Treatment webpage.
The National Maternity Hospital
Please note referral to the Fertility Hub is by GP only through Healthlink.
Head of Department of Reproductive Medicine: Dr. David Crosby
Fertility Nurse Specialists: Michelle Barry, Jenny O’Donnell and Jess Dowdell
Administrator: Catherine Dunne
Aspire Fertility Clinic Fellows: Dr Sorca O’Brien and Dr Niamh Joyce
David Crosby, Head of Department of Reproductive Medicine at The National Maternity Hospital.
Dr. David Crosby is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in Reproductive Medicine, Surgery and Genetics. He is a Clinical Lecturer and Assistant Professor at University College Dublin. Dr. Crosby graduated from Trinity College Dublin with first class honours in medicine and psychiatry and was awarded his Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2020. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from University College Dublin in 2019. He received the British Fertility Society Young Clinician Award in 2020 and the prestigious RCOG Harold Malkin Prize in 2021. He has over 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented research to national and international learned societies. He has recently undertaken a clinical fellowship in Reproductive Genetics and Genomics at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University and was awarded European Certification in Medical Genetics and Genomics and an MSc in Genomic Medicine with Distinction in 2021.