The Royal Oldham Hospital is inviting local residents and trust members to join them for a free open day and behind the scenes tour of The Christie at Oldham.
This free event is one of a series of Medicine for Members events, which are intended to give local residents an insight into key elements of the hospital’s daily work.
The Christie at Oldham open day will take place on Saturday 8th June, 9am – 12noon in The Christie Centre, which is based at The Royal Oldham Hospital.
The event will give delegates the opportunity to find out more about the services provided at The Christie. It will cover the medical provision available, tell delegates how treatment is planned and delivered, provide details about complementary and support services available on site, and will give people the opportunity to go behind the scenes to view the equipment and technology close up.
The Christie at Oldham was the first in a unique network of Christie radiotherapy centres, where patients are able to access first class radiotherapy treatment from Christie experts closer to home. Since it opened in March 2010, the centre has expanded its services enormously, increasing access and support available for local patients.
The centre now treats between 90-100 patients per day from the local area including patients from Bury, Middleton, North Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside and further afield. It treats patients with a large range of cancers, with more rare and complex cancers still treated at the main Christie site in Withington, South Manchester.
Julie Davies, Lead Radiographer at The Christie at Oldham, said: “Engaging with the local community is of great importance to staff at the centre and key to informing the public about the work that The Christie does. We are continually striving to improve our service and the quality of care our patients receive, and we welcome the opportunity to invite people through our doors.
“So many people have supported the centre since we opened in 2010, and as we approach our 10th birthday, it would be wonderful to see old friends and new. Even if you’ve previously taken a tour, please come and visit us anyway. We would like to welcome you to the centre, update you on how we are continuing to improve services and show our thanks for all the support that has been given over the years.”
Everyone is welcome to join The Christie team at this free event on Saturday 8th June, 9am – 12noon. To book your place, please call: 0161 918 7700 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org and state how many places you would like to book.
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