Information about the shop, cafe, restaurant and other facilities available on site.

Cancer information centre

The cancer information centre can provide information on all aspects of cancer via a drop in service face to face or over the telephone.

They can sign post you to services that will meet your needs such as counselling or complementary services or refer you to other professionals or voluntary organisations. They can provide emotional support and practical information to anyone affected by cancer, including relatives, carers and friends, in a relaxed and confidential environment.

You can find out more about the Cancer information centre on our dedicated website page.

Cashiers Office (for travel expenses and lost property)

The Cashiers Office can be found within the main hospital, located in between department 15 and 16. We are a shuttered office sign posted “Patients travel”. We are open:

Monday to Friday, 9:30-13:00 and 14:00-16:00

Some of the duties of the Cashiers Office are:

  • Reimbursement of Patient travel expenses for Patients who qualify under the ‘Healthcare Travel cost scheme’ http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Travelcosts.aspx
  • Receive and receipt payments for invoices. Payments can be made in person at the Cashiers window with cash/cheque/card. Payment can also be taken by card over the phone on the number (0161) 446 3698.
  • Administration and storage of lost property and patients property.                                                                                                 

Chief Cashier: Sabrina Worthington (0161) 918 2568

Cashier: Margaret Radcliffe (0161) 918 2567


Chapel, prayer room and multi-faith room

Our chapel, prayer room (with ablution facilities) and multi-faith room are located in department 57 on the first floor. They are open 24 hours a day.

Contact: Rev Andrew Bradley, Chaplaincy Co-ordinator, on 0161 446 3097

Click here for more information on the support we provide to meet individual needs. 

The Charity Centre

The Charity Centre is located in the Oak Road reception area, in department 3. Here you can find information on upcoming charity events and make donations to The Christie Charity. The hub also sells a range of gift items and stationery, with all profits going to The Christie. The Charity Centre is open:

  • Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday closed

Conservatory and gardens

We have a pleasant conservatory (department 9) leading to the garden where you can relax.

*Please note: occasionally the conservatory can be closed for pre-booked events.

M&S Food to Go

M&S Food to Go is located in the Oak Road main entrance (department 3). The store offers a variety of hot and cold food and drinks including a range of cakes and pastries fresh from the in-store bakery. You can also click and collect your orders here from marksandspencer.com. M&S Food to Go is open:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 5pm

Cashback is now available to all customers who make a minimum purchase of £1.


Patients and visitors can get a snack, salad or a hot meal from The Christie Restaurant. It is open:

  • Monday to Friday, 7:15am to 7pm

Tea bar

The tea bar serves drinks and biscuits is located in department 42. It is open:

  • Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 5pm
  • Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Wheelchair access

Wheelchairs are available from the main entrances on Oak Road, Wilmslow Road and Palatine Road.

There is a drop-off facility for all patients directly outside our Oak Road main entrance and the entrance on Wilmslow Road. Coin operated wheelchairs are also available from these drop off zones.

If you require any assistance with mobility or wheelchair access please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff. One of our friendly volunteers or a member of the security team will be on hand to help you.

Click here for more information on the support we provide to meet individual needs. 


WHSmith is located in the Oak Road main entrance (department 3). The store offers a range of snacks, newspapers, magazines, cards, stationery and toiletries. WHSmith is open:

  • Monday to Friday, 7am to 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 5pm

Wireless internet Wi-Fi

The Christie offers a wireless internet connection to all patients and visitors to the Trust, this network is known as The Christie Guest Internet.

If you have a wireless device such as a laptop, you can access the internet wirelessly in most areas of The Christie's Withington site. Please ask a member of staff for the password.

Please note: The Christie ICT Support team will not be able to support patients or visitors' laptops. Users are responsible for configuring their own laptops.