Radiotherapy at Salford

Radiotherapy treatment is based at The Christie centre at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

This is the second in our network of radiotherapy centres, to allow patients to access first class treatment from The Christie, close to their home. In addition to treating common cancers, it is one of only a handful of centres in the UK that is equipped to deliver stereotactic radiosurgery, a highly specialised neurosurgical technique for brain cancers.

Contact details for Radiotherapy at Salford 

Address: Radiotherapy at Salford, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford. M6 8HD

Tel. 0161 918 7800

There are many ways to find The Christie at Salford Royal. If you are using a Sat Nav system use our post code: M6 8HD.

Getting here

Directions by car

If you are using a sat-nav to get to the hospital, the postcode you need to use is M6 8HD.

From the M60 or M62, join the M602 following signs for Salford/M'cr City Centre. At junction 2, take the A576 exit to Trafford Park/Eccles.

At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Eccles Old Road/A576 heading towards Pendleton. The new building and entrance to Salford car park will be on the right at the traffic lights.

Then follow the directions in the car parking section of this leaflet.

By bus

The following buses stop at Salford Royal Hospital:

  • 10/M10 (Manchester to Brookhouse)
  • 25 (Manchester to Bolton)
  • 27 (Manchester to Swinton)
  • 33 (Manchester to Wigan)
  • 55 (Pendleton to Eccles)
  • 63 (Manchester to Brookhouse)
  • 66 (Manchester to Eccles)
  • 67 (Manchester to Cadishead)
  • 68 (Manchester to Bolton)
  • 69 (Stretford to Eccles)
  • 71 (Manchester to Clifton)
  • 100 (Manchester to Warrington)
  • 484 (Hope Hospital to Prestwich)

By ambulance transport

If you are unable to use public transport and have no other means of travelling to the hospital, you may be able to use ambulance transport. This has to be for medical reasons.

First visit:

Please phone The Christie transport department on 0161 446 8114 or 0161 446 8143. The staff will be able to advise you about eligibility for ambulance transport and how to arrange bookings.

Ring and Ride

Ring and Ride is a service provided by the Manchester Transport Service. The transport staff at The Christie transport department will be happy to help you register with the service (0161 446 8114 or 8143).

Car parking

The radiotherapy centre has its own car park located in front of the building. To reach the car park, drive on to the Salford Royal site fromEccles Old Road, turning at the traffic lights by the new building. Driveto the Salford Royal car park barrier and collect a Salford parking chip.

Continue forward until you reach a second barrier with a keypad (this is The Christie car park barrier). The Christie at Salford Royal will be on your right with the car park directly in front of it. The staff will give you an access code for future visits. This parking is free-of-charge for the period of your treatment.

Before leaving ensure that you present your Salford car park token to The Christie reception. It will be validated and car parking will be free for the duration of your visit.

If there is no space in The Christie car parks you will be able to park close by in the Salford Royal patient car park. Tokens for patients who use Salford Royal car park will still be validated by the reception staff upon exit.

If you arrive elsewhere on the hospital site, follow signs to the Orange zone and maternity block. The Christie at Salford Royal will be signposted when you enter the Orange zone.

When you arrive

Go straight to the main entrance of The Christie at Salford Royal or, if you arrive at the main hospital, follow signs to the Orange zone - The Christie at Salford Royal will be signposted as you enter the Orange zone.

Please book in at reception. The staff will check your details and direct you to the relevant waiting area. You may need to have your photograph taken for identification purposes. This helps us to identify patients easily and improve patient safety. Only the medical staff involved in your treatment will see your picture. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken, please tell the receptionist. This will not affect your treatment in any way

What happens on your first visit

Planning:

You may have had your treatment planning for radiotherapy at the main Christie site. If not, your treatment may need to be planned. This procedure may take up to one and a half hours and you may also need to see a doctor. After this the staff will arrange your treatment appointments.

Treatment:

Here you will meet the radiographers who are responsible for your treatment. They will discuss the treatment with you and this is your opportunity to ask any questions. The treatment itself is quick, but you will spend more time in the centre on your first visit, so allow extra time

Patient facilities

Café bar:

There is a café serving hot drinks and snacks such as sandwiches, salads and cakes. It is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3:30pm.

Information Centre:

There is a wide range of free booklets available on all aspects of cancer. The centre offers free confidential advice for anyone affected by cancer on any cancer related issues. Please speak to the radiographers if you need any information or advice.

  • 0161 918 7804
  • Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

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