Strike action between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 September 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 September 2023.

Consultants will be striking on 19 to 20 September 2023. Consultants will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

Junior doctors will be striking on:

20 September 2023 – strike with emergency care still provided
21 to 22 September 2023 – full walkouts for 48 hours

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected by this strike. If you have an appointment at the Trust on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. There may be longer waits than usual in clinics during this time.

Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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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.