The Christie was the local charity elected by staff in the Manchester office during 2013/2014.
The Christie Hospital, based in Manchester, is the largest cancer centre in Europe, treating more than 40,000 patients a year. It is also the first UK centre to be officially accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre.
As part of the NHS it provides:
- Radiotherapy – in one of the world’s largest radiotherapy departments and at radiotherapy centres in Oldham and Salford
- Chemotherapy – in the UK’s largest chemotherapy unit, plus six other hospitals and via its mobile chemotherapy unit
- Highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer
- A wide range of support and diagnostic services.
The Christie serves a population of 3.2 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, whilst 26% of patients are referred from across the UK.
The charity supports the incredible work of The Christie hospital. Vital funds raised by the charity helps to make The Christie more than ‘just a hospital’, making it the special place it is.
It focuses on developing and supporting four key areas:
- Providing the best care and treatment for its patient
- Using clinical trials and research to make major breakthroughs
- Increasing understanding of cancer through education
- Helping patients and their families by offering extra support.
The charity raises money to fund projects at The Christie which are outside the scope of the NHS. Last year it raised over £13 million.