Christie stories during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're doing all we can to make sure patients get the treatment, information and support they need. Read some stories from our patients and staff to find out what The Christie is doing at this difficult time.

Corinne Faivre Finn
“We have seen a lot of our research staff return to the office. This has massively improved morale as it is a lot easier to connect with people.”
Corinne Faivre-Finn, Christie consultant
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“The experience has allowed me to be able to hear what is not being said. The extraordinary strength and resilience of individuals as they greet you with a smile… when you are aware of the pain and anguish they will be going through.”
Digital services team, redeployed to telephone patients
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“Of course, the COVID-19 virus has not gone away – we have to be cautious and we have to proceed in an appropriate way.”
Professor John Radford, director of research at The Christie
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“I don’t feel at all isolated or abandoned. My care has continued to be provided to the same high standard… I know there is someone at the end of the phone day or night if I need them.”
Jane Emery, Christie patient
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“[The Christie] have made what is sometimes an unbearable situation that little bit more manageable… [they] continue to support remotely which is so reassuring.”
Andrew Rostron, Christie patient
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“Our goal at all times is to make things as safe and secure for you as possible when you come here for your essential treatments and tests.”
Professor Tim Somervaille, haematology consultant at The Christie
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“The number one priority for us at The Christie is to keep our patients safe and we’ve taken measures at the hospital site to ensure that every visitor to the Trust is safe.”
Dr Neil Bayman, associate medical director
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“I’ve been coming to The Christie now for several years and I’ve just finished my latest course of chemotherapy… I’m going to show you how The Christie have been managing with the coronavirus.”
Jo Gardiner, Christie patient
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