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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Getting in and out of bed

Physio will get you out of bed as soon as possible, usually the day after your operation.

Getting out of bed early helps to ease wind pain and prevent complications.  You will be taught to roll onto your side (log roll) and then push up into sitting using your arms. This helps avoid excess strain being placed on your tummy muscles. The physio will initially help you with this technique and is also know by the ward staff who can also help you to get out of bed.

Last updated: February 2023