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 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 11Open

Type of ward

Oncology ward treating patients with various types of tumours such as 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

Chemotherapy Day ServicesOpen

Type of ward

Outpatient unit for patients receiving systemic anti-cancer therapy. We are open Monday - Friday 08:00-22:00 including bank holidays. Saturday clinic is scheduled for patients to come and look round the unit and ask questions about the treatment planned. Your treatment can be delivered on site or at one of our outreach services in a number of different locations. It is our team of nurses that go to the outreach sites to administer treatments.

Visiting times

There are no visiting times on the unit. We ask if you can only bring one person with you for the duration of your treatment. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the treatment areas.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

We offer a light lunch, dinner & drinks are available throughout the day.

Location

We are located in department one - Oak Road Treatment Centre.

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

Medical Assessment UnitOpen

Type of ward

The Medical Assessment Unit (department 14) caters for the urgent and unplanned admissions to The Christie.  Patients are admitted here through 3 main routes:

  • Direct admission following an outpatient appointment.
  • Admission via the Christie Hotline
  • Transfers from other hospitals

Patients who need to remain in hospital will normally be transferred to our in-patient ward areas to continue their care.

Number of beds

20 beds + Rapid Access Clinic bed (open Mon-Fri)

Visiting times

Open visiting from 9am - 9pm.  Visiting outside of these hours is not encouraged. If any special arrangements are required, please discuss these with the nurse in charge of the ward.

Meal times and drinks and snacks

As this is a short stay ward, there is no day room, so meals and snacks are served at the bedside. 

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

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.

Palatine Treatment CentreOpen

Palatine Ward:

Type of ward

Palatine ward is an integrated haematology and young oncology ward. It has specifically designed areas for teenagers and young adults (TYA) up to the age of 24, alongside inpatient treatment and care for adult haematology patients, over the age of 25.

Palatine ward also provides HEPA filtered accommodation for patients having high dose chemotherapy; and bone marrow transplants for leukaemia, lymphoma and solid tumours of all ages over 16 years.

The ward provides age appropriate inpatient accommodation for younger patients, (i.e children and TYA), requiring radioisotope treatment and is a clinical area for post general anaesthetic recovery of children having general anaesthetic for radiotherapy.

Number of beds

31 single rooms all with en-suite facilities of which 12 rooms have a special HEPA filtration system providing a protective air environment for patients receiving transplants.

Visiting times

Open visiting, although we ask that visitors come no later than 10:00pm.

Meal times,  drinks and snacks

  • Breakfast - 8:00am
  • Lunch - 12:30pm
  • Dinner - 5:30pm

Snacks and drinks can be provided at any time.

Key points

Accommodation is available to parents and relatives of all YOU patients. Please ask a member of staff if you require use of these facilities.

Rob's Day Unit:

This is a day unit specifically for delivery of outpatient treatment for 16-24 year old patients. It is situated on ground floor of the Palatine Treatment Centre in Department 30.

Number of beds

There are 3 chairs and 2 beds within the unit.

Opening times

The day unit is open 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Young Oncology Outpatient Clinics:

The outpatient clinics are located on the ground floor of the Palatine Treatment Centre in Department 30 and facilitate clinics for all young oncology patients including paediatrics.

There is a separate specially designed paediatric waiting room and multifunction room for consultation or play therapy.

Opening times

The outpatient clinics are open 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

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.

Surgical Day Case UnitOpen

Type of ward

For all minor surgical and pain management procedures and endoscopy patients

Number of beds

2 bays with 4 trolleys in each.  We have 2 side rooms with a trolley in each, where our patients are admitted and prepped ready for their procedures.

Visiting times

We are open from 7am - 7pm Monday - Friday excluding Bank Holidays.  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.

The unit practices nurse-led discharges, which helps to reduce patients waiting times before going home.

Meal times, drinks and snacks

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

Location

Surgical Oncology UnitOpen

Type of ward

Surgical.

Number of beds

28 beds, 4 of these beds have cardiac monitoring facilities. The cardiac monitoring facility is used for patients that have been transfered from critical care. Some patients will be continuously monitored as part of their post-operative recovery. The monitoring facility 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

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