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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It is important to maintain a stable weight to ensure your body has sufficient energy to recover and heal after your operation.

You will find important information about eating a healthy and nutritious diet in our Enhanced Recovery Surgery School.

Good nutrition can lower your risk of infection and increase your energy and strength. You are encouraged to commence drinking as soon as possible after surgery. You should try to have at least two litres a day.

We aim to build you up to a full diet progressively. The speed of this will depend on the type of surgery you have had. If you can eat and drink, intravenous drips can be removed and oral analgesia can be provided. Both will help speed up your recovery.

Healthy eating

We offer a protected meal times policy. This means that all non-emergency activities stop so that we can serve your meals and give assistance where it is needed. It allows you to eat your meals without distractions. We encourage you to use the ward dining room for all your meals.

Snacks are available on the ward 24 hours a day and to provide further nutrition in the post-operative period, three or four energy drinks are encouraged daily.

Last updated: March 2023