Healthcare professionals and patients in a clinical setting

The Christie Hospital

Welcome to the Christie Hospital located in Manchester. Here are some useful links and information about our centre.

About The Christie Hospital

The Christie is the largest single site cancer centre in Europe and the first UK centre to be accredited as a comprehensive cancer centre. We treat more than 60,000 patients a year.

Where we are

Christie Hospital, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 4BX

Medicals will be held in either department 30A or 26, you will be advised of the department ahead of your medical. On donation day you’ll be required to attend department 26.

How to get here

Arriving by car

From Stockport and East by motorway 

  • Take the M60 Ring Road clockwise and leave at Junction 5 
  • Turn right at major traffic lights onto Barlow Moor Road A5145 (towards Didsbury) 
  • Turn left at next traffic lights onto Palatine Road B5167  
  • Go through one set of major traffic lights, the Christie is shortly after these 
  • Turn right into Oak Road 

From the North by motorway 

  • Take the M60 Ring Road anti-clockwise and follow signs for Manchester Airport 
  • Move to left lane and exit M60, Junction 5, follow signs for Chester, Manchester Airport (M56), Birmingham, A5103 
  • Stay in left lane and take first exit from A5103 signed Northenden & Sale Moor 
  • At end of slip road, turn left at traffic lights at the Britannia Airport Hotel onto Palatine Road B5166 which becomes B5167, then follow directions below from A5103 

From the South by motorway 

  • Take the M56, following signs to Manchester and then City Centre A5103 
  • Look out for a sign that says 'motorway ends in half a mile
  • Shortly after this, move to left lane, take the slip road to Sale Moor and Northenden, signed B5166 
  • Keep in right hand lane of slip road, at the traffic lights, the road turns sharp right under the bridge, passing the Britannia Airport Hotel on your left, follow directions from A5103 

From A5103 

  • Go through Northenden shopping area, over the River Mersey and past the golf clubs 
  • Go through two major sets of traffic lights, shortly after the second set, there’s a sign for The Christie 
  • For car park C continue along Palatine Road and the multi-storey (car park C) is on the right  

Arriving by public transport


West Didsbury station 5 to 10 minutes' walk to The Christie. There are footpath signs giving directions to The Christie.    

Metrolink is a light rail network operating throughout Greater Manchester. The fast frequent service is fully accessible to all, running 7 days a week, 364 days of the year. 

For tram times, routes and prices, click here.  

At the northbound and southbound exits there is directional signage pointing towards the route to the Christie. 


Bus services to Wilmslow Road from:  

Manchester Piccadilly 42, 42A, 142, Stockport 42 

East Didsbury 42, 142 

Reddish 42A 

Ashton, Droylsden, Levenshulme, Chorlton 169* 

Cheadle, East Didsbury 42B 

Newall Green, Sharston, Burnage Train Station, Stockport 179 

Bus services to Palatine Road from: 

Manchester Piccadilly 41, 43, 143 

Northenden, Sale 41 

Northernden, Timperley, Altrincham Interchange 370* 

Wythenshawe Interchange, Timperley, Mauldeth Road Train Station 178* 

West Didsbury Metrolink 141, 143 

Northernden, Wythenshawe Interchange , Manchester Airport 43 


Most main line trains arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and some of these also stop at Oxford Road Station. You can take a bus (any of the services listed above leaving Manchester Piccadilly bus station) or taxi to the Christie. Some trains arrive at Manchester Victoria. You can then take a taxi or bus. 

Local stations: 

Mauldeth Road connected indirectly via bus 178 hourly. 

Burnage connected indirectly via bus 179 to Withington Village hourly. 

East Didsbury connected directly via buses 42, 42A, 42B and 142. 

Arriving by plane

The Christie is located 30 minutes away from Manchester International Airport. 

Manchester International Airport is connected directly by the 43 bus service that is fully accessible to all, running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. 

Places to eat

There are numerous places to eat & drink in the nearby East and West Didsbury and Chorlton Cum Hardy. The hospital is 3 miles from Manchester City centre. 

Useful information

The unit is open plan and has a total of 3 beds. When you go for your medical and donation you will see a mix of other donors as well as patients receiving treatment.

Pre-medical: Ensure you’re well hydrated and have eaten. The medical may take up to three hours.

Pre-collection (PBSC): Ensure you’re well hydrated 1-2 days prior. If you have any bone pain/headaches from the G-CSF injections, you can take pain relief. If you’re unsure what to take, please speak to your coordinator.