£6m refurbishment at The Christie at Salford reaches major milestone

Press release issued 21 February 2024

A refurbishment of The Christie’s radiotherapy centre in Salford reached a major milestone this week with the arrival of the first of 2 new radiotherapy machines (linear accelerator), with the second arriving in July.

The equipment was replaced as part of a routine programme to ensure patients benefit from the latest and safest technology and treatment techniques available.

A photo of radiographer staff at The Christie at Salford with the new linear accelerator.

The £6m refurbishment has been carried out in a phased way over 12 months to keep disruption to patients to an absolute minimum. The replacement of each treatment machine takes around 6 months due to the complex nature of building the equipment and ensuring expert physicists carry out the necessary safety work before it is used to treat people.

The Christie at Salford opened its doors in 2011 and since then the team has delivered more than 147,000 radiotherapy treatments to over 13,500 people.

The drive to provide care closer to home where possible for patients is one of the main aims of The Christie to make cancer care as easy and convenient for patients as possible. In addition to Salford, The Christie also has radiotherapy centres in Oldham and Macclesfield, as well as local chemotherapy clinics at 12 other sites, and in patients’ homes.

Last updated: February 2024