Information about the shop, cafe, restaurant and other facilities available on site.

Cancer information centre

The cancer information centre can provide information on all aspects of cancer via a drop in service face to face or over the telephone.

They can sign post you to services that will meet your needs such as counselling or complementary services or refer you to other professionals or voluntary organisations. They can provide emotional support and practical information to anyone affected by cancer, including relatives, carers and friends, in a relaxed and confidential environment.

For more information click here.

Cashiers Office (for travel expenses and lost property)

The Cashiers Office is part of the Finance Division. The Cashiers Office can be found within the Main Hospital, off the main corridor near to the Wilmslow dining room. We are a shuttered office sign posted “Patients travel”.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 9:30-13:00 and 14:00-16:00 (Closed 13:00-14:00)

Some of the duties of the Cashiers Office are:-

  • Reimbursement of Patient travel expenses for Patients who qualify under the ‘Healthcare Travel cost scheme’ http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Travelcosts.aspx
  • Receive and receipt payments for invoices. Payments can be made in person at the Cashiers window with Cash/Chq/Card. Payment can also be taken by Card over the phone on the number (0161) 446 3698.
  • Payments from petty cash to staff.
  • Staff travel tickets pick up point.
  • Sale of discounted Stagecoach & First weekly and Monthly tickets to staff.
  • Distribution and deposits taken for Staff Bike Shed/Hub locker keys. Availability should be checked with the Travel Management Officer before picking up a key. Cashiers can only issue a key with authorisation from the Travel Management Officer.
  • Administration and storage of lost property and patients property.                                                                                                 

Chief Cashier: Sabrina Worthington (0161) 9182568

Cashier: Margaret Radcliffe (0161) 9182567


Chapel, prayer room and multi-faith room

Our chapel, prayer room (with ablution facilities) and multi-faith room are located in department 57 on the first floor. They are open 24 hours a day.

Contact: Rev Andrew Bradley, Chaplaincy Co-ordinator, on 0161 446 3097

Click here for more information on the support we provide to meet individual needs. 

The Charity Hub

The Charity Hub is located in the Oak Road reception area, opposite the coffee shop. Here you can find information on upcoming charity events and make donations to The Christie Charity. The hub also sells a range of gift items and stationary, with all profits going to The Christie.

  • Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday closed

Conservatory and gardens

We have a pleasant conservatory (department 9) leading to the garden where you can relax.

*Please note occasionally the conservatory can be closed for pre-booked events.

Dining room

Patients and visitors can get a snack, salad or a hot meal from the Wilmslow Road dining room, open

  • Monday to Friday 7:15am to 7pm
  • Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 9.30am to 4.00pm

Tea bar

The tea bar in outpatients is open Monday to Thursday 9:30am to 5pm and Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm for drinks and snacks.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchairs are available from the main entrances on Oak Road, Wilmslow Road and Palatine Road.

There is a drop-off facility for all patients directly outside our Oak Road main entrance and the entrance on Wilmslow Road. Coin operated wheelchairs are also available from these drop off zones.

If you require any assistance with mobility or wheelchair access please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff. One of our friendly volunteers or a member of the security team will be on hand to help you.

Click here for more information on the support we provide to meet individual needs. 

Wireless internet WIFI

The Christie offers a wireless internet connection to all patients and visitors to the Trust; this network is known as The Christie Guest Internet.

If you have a wireless device such as a laptop then you can get access to the internet wirelessly anywhere* in The Christie's Withington site.

Please note: The Christie ICT Support team will not be able to support patients or visitors laptops. Users are responsible for configuring their own laptops.

When using the WiFi internet connection here at The Christie, please bear in mind the other patients and visitors around you. Ensure considerations are made when playing music and watching videos for example, using earphones in order to avoid disruption to others. We aim for everyone to use the internet at their own leisure however we encourage users to be respectful of people in the same vicinity. Thank you for your consideration.

Click here to download our guide to The Christie guest internet.