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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What to bring

As there is limited storage space on the wards please bring essential items only. Your belongings should be able to fit in a small case or bag (no bigger than hand luggage on an aeroplane).

Essential items

  • Your regular medications (in original packaging)
  • Any booklets or letters that the clinical team require
  • Loose day clothing
  • Underwear
  • Nightwear
  • Indoor, sturdy footwear
  • A dressing gown
  • Toiletries (you will be able to shower)
  • Books, magazines or tablets (to help keep you busy at waiting times)
  • Your Incentive Spirometer, if you have been given one

Please do not bring any valuables such as jewellery. You may be able to wear a wedding ring.

You are permitted to use a mobile phone in most ward areas, please be sensitive to, and respect those around you.

The hospital has free Wi-Fi, please ask a member of staff for the login details. We also have patient entertainment systems which allow access to common television and radio stations on a tablet. Please ask a member of staff if you wish to borrow one whilst you are on the ward.

Last updated: March 2023