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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Complex discharge team

The complex discharge team is a Christie-based team who aim to support current in-patients with complex healthcare and nursing needs in relation to being discharged from hospital. This could be returning home, placement in a nursing home or transfer to another healthcare setting.

We accept referrals from the hospital multi-disciplinary team only.

What we do

  • We will work alongside your clinical teams to help them decide the most appropriate setting for your future care, taking into account your preferred place of care.
  • We may be able to help provide equipment for your home, items such as a hospital bed, pressure mattress and commodes. Equipment is based upon clinical need and eligibility in your local area.
  • We can also liaise with community district nurses and other health workers about your care and discharge.
  • We participate in the assessment processes for NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Where we are

Our main office is within department 3, adjacent to the rehabilitation unit and close to the main hospital entrance at Oak Road. We are not able to allow public access to the department. 

Our team

  • Christopher Smith – Lead nurse
  • Samantha Emblow – Sister
  • Pamela Fearns – Sister
  • Diane Walton – Senior health care assistant

Contact the complex discharge team

We are available:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm, excluding bank holidays and subject to change.
  • Telephone number: 0161 446 3775

Last updated: March 2023