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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Emergency Contact Numbers

If you need to change an appointment, contact the Cancer Care Ward Number: 01942 822571

The Christie Hotline:

The Christie Hotline is a 24-hour-phone service that is aimed at carers and those undergoing Cancer treatment. It offers help and advice on the side effects/complications of cancer treatments.

The Number is: 0161 446 3658

When you begin chemotherapy the hotline number will be given to you. The importance of using the number, when necessary, will be stressed to you during each visit.

If you get a fever or develop an infection:

Chemotherapy will temporarily reduce your body’s ability to fight infection. If you think you are developing an infection, you will require urgent treatment in hospital, as it will spread quickly. If diagnosed early, an infection can be treated easily. You will not get better on your own.

Signs that you are developing an infection can include:

  • Feeling feverish
  • Shivering
  • Sweats, both hot and cold
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhoea
  • Burning feeling when you urinate
  • Persistent coughing, sputum or feeling breathless
  • A redness or swelling, particularly around a wound, sore or boil
  • Abnormal temperature, above 37.5°C
  • Abnormal temperature, below 36°C and you feel unwell 


If you feel any of the above symptoms, call the Christie Hotline immediately on: 0161 446 3658