Strike action between Monday 2 October to Thursday 5 October 2023

Consultants and junior doctors at The Christie will both strike between 7am on Monday 2 October to 7am on Thursday 5 October 2023. Both consultants and junior doctors will still provide emergency care during their strikes.

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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The HEARTS relaxation process

Hands on

The HEARTS Process draws on a range of natural skills and sensory experiences. These include Hands-on contact, Empathy, Aromas, Relaxation, Textures and Sound. The benefits realised from a HEARTS approach may be profound and the different aspects can be used in any combination for people who are anxious, in pain, or unable to sleep. HEARTS always includes physical contact – the ‘hands-on’ approach – and is always given through fabric of some kind. Other components of HEARTS can be used in a variety of combinations to make relaxation as easy for the client as possible for the receiver. 

HEARTS was designed to be used where conventional massage techniques were inappropriate, and in any situation where well intentioned touch could be beneficial.  It can be given through clothes & bed covers so there is no need for patients to remove clothing. 

Last updated: February 2023