Probe into early start concerns of Christie patient

THE Christie Hospital is investigating after a patient told health bosses that he and his wife have to get up very early in the morning to get to appointments.

The man, whose wife is receiving treatment at the hospital in Manchester, spoke at a meeting arranged by health bosses and The Bolton News at the Albert Halls on Thursday.

He told the panel they had to get up at 6am to travel from Bolton to get to 9am appointments at the hospital.

A spokesman from The Christie said the matter had been referred to the hospital’s patient advice and liaison service, who will contact the man about his concerns.

The meeting, arranged to discuss the Healthier Together review of healthcare services in Bolton and across Greater Manchester, brought together health chiefs, councillors, union representatives and members of the public.

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10:46am Mon 28 Jan 13

oftbewildered2 says...

Yes - I would have a similar problem if I had to attend Christie. I would have to get a train to Deansgate and then a bus to the hospital. Travelling time plus waiting time well over two hours.
Yes - I would have a similar problem if I had to attend Christie. I would have to get a train to Deansgate and then a bus to the hospital. Travelling time plus waiting time well over two hours. oftbewildered2
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1:39pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Harry-Joe says...

Most people have this problem, unfortunatly we cannot have a specialist treatment hospital in every town.
Most people have this problem, unfortunatly we cannot have a specialist treatment hospital in every town. Harry-Joe
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6:52pm Mon 28 Jan 13

flyingdagger says...

If anyone has to attend Christies for treatment ie Chemotherapy transport is usually available for free in the form of volunteers with cars. Alas after my brothers experiences I would be more worried about whether Christies admin are capable of organising it properly.
If anyone has to attend Christies for treatment ie Chemotherapy transport is usually available for free in the form of volunteers with cars. Alas after my brothers experiences I would be more worried about whether Christies admin are capable of organising it properly. flyingdagger
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8:36pm Mon 28 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

Some body has to be first.Six am is not very early unless you like to sleep in all day.These people knew the time of their appointment in advance so go to bed early.Not seem totaly heartless,I truly hope your treatment went well,good luck to you.
Some body has to be first.Six am is not very early unless you like to sleep in all day.These people knew the time of their appointment in advance so go to bed early.Not seem totaly heartless,I truly hope your treatment went well,good luck to you. boltonnut
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4:56pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Andrea156 says...

I wish I was still able to take my father for his 9am apt, instead he has passed away.

The Christie has everyone there at 9am for a blood test which will determine if fit enough for chemo that day.

It is not ideal time to be getting up at that time to avoid traffic to get to your apt, but its not ideal having cancer either.Id way up what is really important!
I wish I was still able to take my father for his 9am apt, instead he has passed away. The Christie has everyone there at 9am for a blood test which will determine if fit enough for chemo that day. It is not ideal time to be getting up at that time to avoid traffic to get to your apt, but its not ideal having cancer either.Id way up what is really important! Andrea156
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