Global IT Outage Update

Every day we care for and treat hundreds of patients from Greater Manchester and beyond who come through our doors.


Today's global IT outage affected many organisations including ours but to put it into context, this outage affected less than a third of our patients.


Our staff worked tirelessly to deliver as many chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments as possible and continue to finalise plans for those we were unable to see today due to issues affecting our supplier.


Thank you for being understanding and bearing with us. Unless our teams contact you, please attend for your appointment as planned.


We continue to work with our supplier to resolve this issue and prioritise our most clinically urgent patients. We apologise for any delays that have occurred as a result of this.


Any further updates will be published on our website and social media channels (Facebook and X/Twitter)

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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