The Christie at Macclesfield

The Christie at Macclesfield benefits patients from Cheshire, the High Peak area of Derbyshire and parts of North Staffordshire who would normally have to travel long distances for their cancer treatment at The Christie. This means they will be able to receive their treatment closer to home.

The Christie at Macclesfield will treat patients with the most common cancers like breast, bowel, and lung. Patients with rare and complex cancers will continue to be treated at The Christie in Withington.

While you’re at The Christie at Macclesfield, you will remain under the care of your Christie consultant. You’ll continue to receive regular appointments for medical reviews either at the main Christie site or at The Christie at Macclesfield.

The £26 million development at The Christie at Macclesfield is the third in a network of local Christie radiotherapy centres where patients can access first-class radiotherapy treatments from Christie experts, but much closer to home. The other centres are in Oldham and Salford.

In addition to providing 12,500 radiotherapy appointments a year, The Christie at Macclesfield will transform cancer care, delivering local specialist access to chemotherapy, holistic support and information services, outpatient care, palliative care, counselling and complementary therapy and a wider range of clinical trials than at present.

The centre will provide 46,000 patient appointments and visits each year and provide care closer to home for more than 1,500 patients a year.

We've now treated our first patients at The Christie at Macclesfield - you can watch the video below to see what happened and a preview of the cancer care centre.

Services at The Christie at Macclesfield

The systemic anti-cancer therapies (SACT) clinic at The Christie at Macclesfield is run by our Christie SACT trained nurses to ensure that standards of care and safety are consistent with The Christie in Withington. The clinic has 18 treatment chairs.

The radiotherapy unit is equipped with state-of-the-art treatment machines and 1 CT scanner. This equipment can deliver the same treatment as The Christie in Withington, with the same staff who work at Withington.

Most patients will need a blood test to be taken prior to every treatment. Your clinical team will speak to you to arrange an appointment if you are a patient of The Christie at Macclesfield.

For each blood test, you will need a blood form which can be sent out in the post or the nurse can provide forms to you when you attend for your treatment.

The cancer information centre at The Christie at Macclesfield

The Christie at Macclesfield provides a comprehensive information and support service for patients and their families attending the unit.

The cancer information and support centre at The Christie at Macclesfield is open 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Patients can also get information and support over the telephone between the hours of 9am to 4pm.

Travelling to The Christie at Macclesfield

Our address is:

The Christie at Macclesfield
Macclesfield District General Hospital
Victoria Road
Macclesfield
SK10 3BL

You can contact The Christie at Macclesfield on 0161 956 1700.

Travelling by car

Car parking is available opposite, next to The Christie at Macclesfield.

Alternative parking is also available nearby in the main hospital car park.

Car parking is free of charge for some cancer patients who attend The East Cheshire Trust for treatment. If you are eligible, this will be discussed with you at your pre-chemotherapy talk or when you attend for your first treatment.

For those patients who are required to pay for parking, this can be done using the machines within the car parks. You will need to pay before you leave, not on arrival.

Travelling by bus

The 130 bus travels between Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Handforth, calling at Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Last updated: August 2022