Christie patients reassured as doctors’ strike looms

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PATIENTS due to attend the Christie next week are being reassured that treatment will still go ahead as planned unless you hear differently.

Staff at the hospital have written to patients to reassure them that despite proposed strike action by junior doctors from 8am on Tuesday January 12, to 8am Wednesday January 13. Their appointments will still be taking place unless they have been notified otherwise.

Roger Spencer, Chief Executive of The Christie said: “While some of our staff may be taking part in the industrial action, we can confirm that all patient appointments will be going ahead unless otherwise notified.

“Our main priority is to ensure continuity of patient care; however we envisage that some patients may experience delays in some clinics. We will do our very best to keep these delays to a minimum, and staff will keep patients informed of any impact this may have on their appointments.”

Any patients with queries or concerns about their appointment on 12th or 13th January can contact The Christie on the following numbers;

0161 446 2093 or 3517

The Christie is working hard to minimise any disruption to patients and further information will be provided on The Christie website at www.christie.nhs.uk