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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Hospice care

Hospices provide specialised care for people with cancer (and some non-cancer illnesses).

Like all supportive care services, they can help patients to live with their cancer and are available to patients at any stage in their illness.

They may also have a ward for inpatient care where patients may be admitted for:

  • Pain and symptom control
  • a period of assessment or rehabilitation
  • care at the end of life
  • respite care (in some hospices).

Most hospices offer day care, complementary therapy and outpatient services. The Christie supportive care services can help to put you in touch with your local hospice when they feel it might be of real help to you and your family.

Our team also has link members from the chaplaincy, psycho-oncology, social work, complex discharge team, pharmacy, physiotherapy and dietetics therapy departments.

Last updated: March 2023