Page last updated: 30 March 2023
Attending The Christie for outpatient/day case appointments
Patients who are attending outpatient appointments can bring one accompanying person with them.
For patients attending day case procedures and treatments, there may be the opportunity to have someone remain with you in some departments, but this depends on your circumstances and the available space in the department. Please discuss with the staff in the department that you are visiting. Your friend or relative can come into the hospital to help you get to where you are going.
Depending on the waiting room occupancy, it may not be possible for the accompanying person to wait with you. This will be managed by the local department.
As of Monday 3 April 2023, patients, staff and visitors will no longer be required to routinely wear a mask while at any Christie site.
We ask that all patients, staff and visitors maintain good hand hygiene practice and respiratory etiquette during each visit.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please do not come to any Christie site unless necessary. If you have an appointment, speak to the relevant department to see if you can re-arrange for when you are better. If this isn’t possible, please let the department know you are attending and wear a mask during your visit. If you require urgent clinical advice, please contact The Christie Hotline on 0161 446 3658.
We understand that some staff and patients may still want to wear a mask. Masks will be available from the main reception desk at all our sites.
Access to the hospital
There are 2 entrances open to patients and visitors:
- Oak Road (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) – drop off zone available.
- Palatine Road (open Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm).
We have the following facilities that are open to patients and visitors (but not the general public):
- The Wilmslow Restaurant
- The Maggie's Centre
- Mark and Spencer café
- WHS Smith shop
- Vending machines
- Seating areas in Oak Road reception