The Christie welcomes hundreds of visitors at Open Day
Press Release Posted 19 June 2012
The Christie's Chief Executive Caroline Shaw and Right
HonourableChairman Lord Keith Bradley with Dr Chris Steele
and Lisa Riley.
Hundreds of visitors got a rare insight into the
expertise involved at The Christie on Saturday 16th June
at its annual Open Day.
Over 400 people spilled through the doors to hear about the
specialist cancer centre's latest developments and the steps it is
making to save the lives of cancer patients.
There were 'behind the scenes' guided tours of some of The
Christie's key areas including clinical trials, chemotherapy and
radiotherapy. Members of the public also had the chance to
get 'hands on' with The Christie's robot and other state-of-the-art
surgical equipment which is some of the most advanced in
Europe. One of The Christie's renowned surgeons Malcolm
Wilson and other expert staff were also on hand to talk about the
work being done to tackle cancer.
As well as tours, there were poster displays and demonstrations
of some of the extra services on offer for patients, including
complementary therapies and 'Headstart' - a service run by
volunteers who show people how to tie scarves and wear hats as an
alternative to wigs after experiencing hair loss.
The day had a 'best of British theme' with barbershop
entertainment, a traditional brass band and cream teas.
TV celebrities Lisa Riley, best known for her role in Emmerdale
and ITV This Morning's Dr Chris Steele even attended to meet
visitors and help serve refreshments.
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