Global IT outage update - Monday 22 July

The issues affecting the supplier that provides our chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments have now been resolved.

We want to thank our patients for being understanding and bearing with us and we apologise for any delays caused by this. Unless our teams contact you, please attend your appointment as planned. Throughout this incident, we have prioritised the most clinically urgent patients.

The Christie provides care and treatment for hundreds of people every day. The global IT outage last Friday (19 July 2024) affected many organisations but to put it into context, this affected less than a third of our patients.

Our staff have worked tirelessly over the weekend to deliver as many chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments as possible and continue to do so to catch up on rescheduled treatments this week.

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Safe staffing

All NHS hospitals are required to publish information about the number of nursing staff working on each inpatient ward, together with the percentage of shifts that meet safe staffing guidelines.  

These guidelines are set by the National Quality Board and NICE, as part of the NHS response to the Francis report, which called for greater openness and transparency following the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry published in February 2013.

Our staffing levels

The documents below show an overview of staffing levels across all inpatient wards at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. It is important to note that there are times when ward occupancy (patient numbers) is lower and staff levels are adjusted accordingly. To view reports pre-April 2023 please e-mail

Planned and actual staffing level data:

Last updated: May 2023