The most recent figures available from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority for 2017 show the Assisted Conception Unit has a 43 per cent success rate. The unit provides over 900 treatment cycles annually. The data is two years behind as that is the standard timeframe for publication of the HFEA reports.

Glasgow is one of four Scottish centres for IVF treatments with the others being located in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.

The NHSGGC centre treats local Glasgow and Clyde patients as well as patients from referring Boards including Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Arran and Dumfries and Galloway.

The unit offers its services seven days a week to allow for individualised care and optimised patient treatment.

Both NHS-funded patients and those who choose to self-fund are treated at the clinic.

Helen Lyall, Consultant Clinical Lead of the Unit, praised the hard work of staff in being able to help couples conceive.

She said: “We are delighted to see Glasgow Royal Infirmary’s Assisted Conception Unit is the top performing IVF clinic in Scotland.

“It is incredibly rewarding to be able to help couples successfully conceive but it can be just as important to support those who are unsuccessful. Our team provides patient-centred care for all the couples we treat.”