Chinwag Spring 2019

Introduction & contents

Welcome to the spring  edition of Chinwag 

Welcome to the latest edition of our staff magazine and as ever, it has been a busy time at The Christie over the last few months. Most notably, after many years in the planning, we have been delighted to start treating patients in our new proton beam therapy centre and to also welcome patients into our wonderful new outpatient facilities, which will hugely improve their comfort and experience when attending for appointments. But as is The Christie way, we continue to progress, and in this edition you can read more about various new projects including the latest news on plans to redevelop the Paterson building, plans to overhaul our CT department, and exciting plans to build a new Christie Cancer Centre at Macclesfield. Our charity has recently launched a £23 million appeal to raise the funds needed for this project which is vital to improve access to Christie services for patients in the East Cheshire area.

These new projects are evidence of our biggest commitment at The Christie, which is to put patients at the heart of everything we do and to ensure we provide the highest quality care and treatment with very real patient benefits. Our performance in national surveys and the positive feedback we receive from our patients continue to be a source of pride and encouragement. None of our achievements would be possible without the amazing staff we have at The Christie and it is incredibly important that staff are recognised for the work done day in, day out to care for our patients, whether frontline or behind the scenes. On page 9, you will see details of our annual staff recognition awards which will be held in June and I’d encourage you all to consider making a nomination to help us celebrate the fantastic team we have here.

Chief Executive Roger Spencer

Roger Spencer, Chief Executive

Contents Corporate news

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Our plans for East Cheshire

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Staff news

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Research news

Making the headlines

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A day in the life

HR news

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You made a difference

Charity news

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