The Christie at Oldham
The Christie at Oldham is the first in a unique
network of Christie radiotherapy centres, where patients can
access first class radiotherapy treatment from Christie experts,
but much closer to home. The Christie at Oldham is located on
Rochdale Road, near to the main entrance of the Royal Oldham
Local patients from Bury, Middleton, north Manchester, Oldham,
Rochdale and parts of Tameside are treated at this
centre, initially for breast and prostate cancers with more
common cancers to follow. Rarer and more complex cancers are
still treated at our main Withington site in South
Open evenings for patients
Cancer patients who are due to start radiotherapy at The
Christie at Oldham are being offered the chance to look round the
centre before beginning treatment.
The monthly open evenings, which begin in February, are a
staff-led initiative where Christie patients - along with family
members - can meet the radiographers and look at the rooms where
they will be treated prior to starting radiotherapy.
Lead radiographer at The Christie at Oldham, Julie Davies said;
"We want patients to feel as comfortable as possible when they
start their treatment so anything extra that we can do to help we
"Before radiotherapy treatment begins, patients may wish to
familiarise themselves with the radiotherapy department at The
Christie at Oldham.
"We are holding monthly open evenings for new patients and their
families or carers. On these evenings we will offer a tour of the
department, including a chance to see the treatment area, and the
opportunity to meet some of the team and ask any questions
regarding the treatment process."
For more information or to book a place on one of the open
evenings please call The Christie at Oldham on 0161 918 7700.
How to find The Christie at Royal Oldham
Royal Oldham Hospital
Lancashire. OL1 2JH
T: 0161 918 7700
There are many ways to find The Christie at Royal Oldham. If you
are using a Sat Nav system use our post code: OL1
Directions by Car
From the motorway (M62): exit at junction 20 and drive towards
Oldham (A627M). After 2 miles take the exit signposted
'Oldham/Ashton (A627)'. Take the slip road to the roundabout and
take 2nd exit onto dual carriageway (Chadderton Way). After a mile,
take the first exit on the roundabout to Featherstall Road North.
At the traffic lights turn left onto the A671 Rochdale Road. The
Christie at Oldham is on your left hand side.
These bus routes pass by the Royal Oldham hospital.
- 64 (Manchester to Oldham)
- 182 (Rochdale to Manchester)
- 406 (Mills Hill to Oldham)
- 409 (Rochdale to Ashton)
- 418 (Chadderton to Springhead)
- 159 (Middleton to Oldham)
- 402 (Royton to Oldham)
- 408 (Shaw to Stalybridge)
- 428 (Buckstones to Oldham)
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 resons.
First visit: Please phone The Christie Transport
Department on 0161 446 3512. The staff will be able to advise you
about eligibility for ambulance transport and arrange bookings for
Ring and Ride
Ring and ride is a service provided by the Manchester
Transport Service. The tansport staff at The Christie will be happy
to help you register with the service (0161 446 3512).
There is a designated and free of charge car park for Christie
at Oldham patients. The car park is located next to The Christie at
Oldham building, allowing easy access into the department. The car
park has a secure barrier and code access. The code changes monthly
and staff will inform you of the code and any changes in
There is an intercom at the entrance to the car park that links
directly to the department reception where staff are always
available to help. There are disabled bays in the car park. If
all car parking spaces are full, then please use the disabled
When You ArriveOpen
Go straight to the main entrance to The Christie at Oldham
(there is no access via the main hospital). Please book in
reception. The staff will check your details and direct you to the
If you do not already have your photo ID, this will be taken.
Photographic identification helps us to identify patients easily
and improve patient safety. Only the medical staff involved in your
treatement 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?Open
Treatment planning for radiotherapy now takes place at this
centre. On your first visit 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
please allow extra time.
There is a cafe serving hot drinks and snacks such as
sandwiches, soup and cakes. It is open Monday to Friday from 9am to
Macmillan Cancer Information Centre
The information centre is run in partnership with Macmillan
Cancer Support. It is staffed by cancer information specialists.
There is a wide range of booklets available on all aspects of
cancer. The centre also offers free confidential advice for anyone
affected by cancer on any cancer related issues including:
- Information, advice and emotional support on treatment
- Side effects and supportive care
- Talking to children
- Complementary therapy services
- Counselling and support groups
- Health promotion
- Travel insurance
Opening times vary: please ring to check - 0161 918
Oldham Evening Chronicle managing editor, David Whaley, was
diagnosed with throat cancer in April 2014. Throughout his
treatment he wrote a series of articles chronicling his
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