Bury is one of four health trusts in Greater Manchester put into financial special measures this summer after being judged ‘high risk’. The other three trusts are Tameside, Manchester and Stockport.
NICE guidelines recommend women aged 23 – 39 who have an identified cause for their infertility, or have been infertile for three years, should be given three cycles of IVF on the NHS.
Under the new rules IVF is restricted to women above a certain age or in exceptional circumstances.
While health bosses are battling to save even more cash to balance their books, couples affected have already worried that their chances of having families will be compromised.