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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Preparing for Discharge

It is helpful to think about your discharge as early as possible.

  • Do you have support at home or do you think you will need additional help? Do you have someone who could come and stay with you on discharge?
  • Do you have someone who can help with shopping, cleaning and heavy lifting? Think about stocking up the freezer with pre-cooked foods.
  • Will you find it difficult to manage personal hygiene? Do you have a bath or shower?
  • If stairs are difficult, do you have a toilet downstairs or room for downstairs living? Practical equipment can be prepared or put in place in advance.
  • If you are staying with someone else on discharge, do you have the correct GP cover? You may need to register with a different GP on a temporary basis.

Patient with nurse

It is our goal to provide a safe and timely discharge. By planning early we can identify any support you may need when you leave hospital and put a plan into place. If you feel you are likely to experience any difficulties then a social worker or occupational therapist will be able to help. Please discuss this with your keyworker, at your pre-operative assessment or with a member of staff on the ward.

Last updated: February 2023