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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Often the anaesthetic is one of the most daunting prospects of a hospital stay. You will be seen either the day before or on the day of your surgery by your anaesthetist. They will discuss and help you decide on the appropriate choice of anaesthesia. One of the most important aspects of an anaesthetic is ensuring pain control after your surgery. Your anaesthetist will discuss with you these pain relief options with you. 

The intention is to provide adequate pain relief to enable you to appropriately mobilise early and continue your chest training after your surgery.

Last updated: March 2023