The Christie

At our main site on Wilmslow Road in South Manchester, we operate one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world, treating more than 400 patients a day with 12 radiotherapy machines. We are also one of the UK's leading centres for clinical trials.

Ward Information

Ward 1Open

Type of ward

For both Gynaecological and Breast patients receiving radiotherapy treatment, along with continuing aftercare of patients with health problems.

Number of beds

15 female beds comprising of 3 bays with 4 beds, a single sideroom and double sideroom. Single sideroom has own bathroom facilities, all bays have one bathroom facility, with walk in shower. Double sideroom doesn't have on suite facilities, and this is now going to be used predominantly for chemotherapy day cases, although this has not yet started it is in the latter stages of happening.

We have 2 specialist beds for selectron treatment.

We also have 3 Iodine rooms for radioactive treatment. All Iodine rooms are single and have on suite facilities, and are mixed sex.

Visiting times

Between 2pm to 9pm and open visiting for extreamely poorly patients. We are happy for discretion of the ward co-ordinator if a visitor is unable to make those times. The specialist beds, Iodine rooms and selectron rooms have restricted visiting and need to be checked with ward staff.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

Mealtimes may vary slightly. We have a variety of snacks including soups, beans, spaghetti, cakes and biscuits and a variety of build up meals. We also cater for special diets and cultural diets.

Location

Ward 4Open

Type of ward

Clinical Oncology ward for patients receiving radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Number of beds

24 beds - mostly arranged in four-bed bays.

Visiting times

Between 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Protected mealtimes are carried out on this ward, during which time any staff and visitors not involved in the mealtime will not be able to visit. For full details click here.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

  • Breakfast - 8:15am
  • Lunch - 12:30pm
  • Dinner - 5:30pm

Drinks and snacks are served mid morning, mid afternoon, after each meal and at 9:00pm. (Snacks and supplement drinks are also available on request).

Location

Ward 10 - Surgical Oncology UnitOpen

Type of ward

Surgical.

Number of beds

24 ward beds and 4 in Step Down (The Step Down Unit (SDU) is a four bedded mixed sex bay with a cardiac monitoring facility. We use it for patients that have been transferred from our Critical Care Unit or have just had major surgery. It can also be used for patients that have become acutely unwell and need close monitoring).

Visiting times

Ward: 2.15 to 5:15pm and 6.15pm -8:15pm

Protected mealtimes are carried out on this ward, during which time any staff and visitors not involved in the mealtime will not be able to visit. For full details click here.

Meal times and drinks and snacks

Served in the day room. However if patients cannot mobilize it is taken to the bedside.

  • Breakfast - 8:00am (toast, cereal and porridge)
  • Lunch - 12:30pm
  • Dinner - 5:30pm

There is a selection of snacks available at all times - eg Soup, baked beans, spaghetti and bread/toast and yoghurts/rice pudding/jelly. Hot drinks are also available at all times - tea, coffee, horlicks and Bovril.

Location

Ward 11Open

Type of ward

Oncology ward treating patients with tumours of the upper and lower gastro intestinal tract, sarcoma, melanoma, teratoma and renel cell carcinoma. Delivering both chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Number of beds

Twenty eight beds.

Visiting times

Between 2pm and 9pm.

Protected mealtimes are carried out on this ward, during which time any staff and visitors not involved in the mealtime will not be able to visit. For full details click here.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

  • Breakfast - 8:15 - 09:00am
  • Lunch - 12:00 - 1:00pm
  • Dinner - 5:00 - 6:00pm

Drinks and snacks are served mid-morning, mid-afternoon, after each meal and at about 9:30pm. Drinks and snacks are also available on request.

Location

Ward 12Open

Type of ward

For patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy, our disease groups are lung, lymphoma, renal cell and haematology outlyers (patients from the Haematology and Transplant Unit).

Number of beds

28 beds - Five four-bed bays and eight side rooms.

Visiting times

Between 2pm - 9pm. This allows patients time to rest and ensures that good standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained on the ward.

However the ward is flexible, if you have difficulties visiting between these times, please discuss this with the nurse in charge. Allowances are made for critically ill patients.

Protected mealtimes are carried out on this ward, during which time any staff and visitors not involved in the mealtime will not be able to visit. For full details click here.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

  • Breakfast - 8.00am
  • Lunch - 12.00pm - 12:30pm
  • Dinner - 5.30pm

Times may vary slightly. Various snacks and drinks are available throughout the day. Please inform staff, on admission, of any special dietary requirements and these will be met.

Location

Surgical Day Case UnitOpen

Type of ward

For all minor surgical procedures and endoscopy patients.

Number of beds

2 bays with 4 trolleys in each (we do not have any beds as we only have day cases) making a total of 8 trolleys. We have 2 side rooms with a trolley in each, where our patients are admitted and prepped ready for their procedures.

Visiting times

We aim to provide a restful environment for patients recovering from surgery. Therefore we ask that visitors are kept to a minimum. We regret that children have restricted access to the unit.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

Refreshments are served during the day, depending on patients recovery and procedure instructions. We provide a sandwich or toast after the procedure. For some procedures it may be necessary for you to follow certain dietary restrictions.

Location

Chemotherapy SuiteOpen

Type of ward

Out patient unit for patients receiving chemotherapy. Treatments take up to 2 hours 30 minutes. The ward is open from 08:30am to 7:00 pm

Number of beds

The suite has 1 bed and 12 treatment chairs. These are used to give treatment, patient support and pre-chemotherapy assessments.

Visiting times

No visiting times as this is an out patient unit. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the treatment areas but are welcome in the waiting area.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

Not provided on the unit, but food and drink is available from our tea bar in the outpatients department, dining room and our café in the main Oak Road reception. Sandwiches are sometimes obtained from ward 3 for patients who are not able to bring their own.

Location

Off the main corridor on the ground floor by the outpatients department. Part of Chemotherapy Day Services.

Critical Care UnitOpen

Type of ward

For patients who need a high level of nursing care and monitoring

Number of beds

Eight

Visiting times

Open visiting, but not encouraged between 1.00 and 3.00pm so patients can rest

Meal times, drinks and snacks

Varies between patients

Location

Haematology and Transplant Unit (HTU)Open

Formerly known as the Adult Leukaemia Unit (ALU).

Type of ward

Bone marrow transplant unit - treating diseases such as leukaemia and multiple myeloma.
The ward has a dedicated social worker and a discharge liaison nurse who work closely to ensure the most effective community care provision. .

Number of beds

Eighteen - all are single rooms with bathrooms. Six are specially filtered for certain types of treatment.

Visiting times

Open visiting

Meal times,  drinks and snacks

  • Breakfast - 8:00am
  • Lunch - 12:30pm
  • Dinner - 6:00pm

Snacks and drinks can be provided at any time.

Protected mealtimes are carried out on this ward, during which time any staff and visitors not involved in the mealtime will not be able to visit. For full details click here.

Location

Private Patient SuiteOpen

Welcome to The Christie Clinic a joint partnership between HCA International the UKs largest provider of private cancer care and The Christie one of the country's best NHS Foundation Trusts. This partnership creates the ultimate cancer clinic for private patients, situated in the brand new £35 million state-of-the-art treatment centre on Oak Road. The clinic delivers the highest standard of care and the most advanced treatment all on one site.

For full details about our private patient suite, click here.

Young Oncology Unit (YOU)Open

Type of ward

Specifically designed for adolescents and young patients up to the age of 24.

Number of beds

Thirteen - in five single side-rooms and two four-bed bays (usually, though not exclusively, separated for males and females).

Visiting times

Open visiting, although we ask that visitors come no later than 10.00pm.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

  • Breakfast is supplied on request.
  • Lunch - 12:00 - 2:00pm, as ordered
  • Dinner - 5:30pm.

Key points

  • Please avoid bringing electrical appliances as the YOU has a large supply of TV's, stereos and games consoles.
  • Accommodation is available to parents and relatives of all YOU patients. To use this, please ask a member of staff.

Further information about our YOU can be found here

Our Other Sites and Centres

The Christie at Oldham

Our centres in Oldham enable us to treat patients closer to home.

The Christie at Salford

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