Global IT Outage Update

Every day we care for and treat hundreds of patients from Greater Manchester and beyond who come through our doors.


Today's global IT outage affected many organisations including ours but to put it into context, this outage affected less than a third of our patients.


Our staff worked tirelessly to deliver as many chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments as possible and continue to finalise plans for those we were unable to see today due to issues affecting our supplier.


Thank you for being understanding and bearing with us. Unless our teams contact you, please attend for your appointment as planned.


We continue to work with our supplier to resolve this issue and prioritise our most clinically urgent patients. We apologise for any delays that have occurred as a result of this.


Any further updates will be published on our website and social media channels (Facebook and X/Twitter)

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Caroline Tarpey, senior healthcare assistant

Caroline Tarpey is the winner of The Christie’s You Made a Difference Award for May 2023. The following comments were made aboutCaroline in the May nominations.

Judges picked Caroline out as a very deserving winner and said that the comments made about her showed how she represents The Christie principles and behaviours.

“Even though all of ward 12 were excellent, I have to say Caroline shone above all. She went out of her way from day 1 to help me and our 3 children whilst my husband was on the ward.
Lee, my husband, had brain cancer and spent his last 14 weeks on ward 12. Even though he couldn’t communicate greatly, he always had a cheeky grin when he heard Caroline. Our youngest has autism and Caroline always made time to build a trust with her (which is not easy).
“Caroline would make sure we were looked after just as much as Lee. Her friendly yet professional attitude will never be forgotten, and I don’t think we would have coped as we did without her by our side.

We would like to send a huge thank you to her, for the hard work and dedication she has to both patients in her care and also to the families by their side and I hold that dearly as we go forward unfortunately without Lee by my side.

Kala Rawden, patient relative

“Caroline is a senior healthcare assistant on ward 12 and has worked on the ward for 6 years. She first came to the Trust in 2009 working on The Christie Hotline and has also worked with the outreach team.
“Caroline is a valued member of the Ward 12 team. Her role is to support patients with their personal hygiene and care needs, support the nurses in carrying out risk assessments, bloods, and cannulas. Her experience shines through on the ward, and she is known to never miss a cannula! 
“I am not surprised that Caroline was nominated for a You Made a Difference Award. She is excellent with the patients, she takes time to get to know them personally and she loves to celebrate them and make them feel special.
“Caroline loves her quality time with her children and family. She volunteers her time into local community initiatives for example helping the homeless at Christmas and is very active in encouraging the ward to also get involved with her charity projects.”

Jennie Spooner, manager

Has a staff member, team or volunteer at The Christie gone above and beyond in their work? You can nominate them for the monthly You Made a Difference Award.