The Christie Hospital had its beginnings in the largesse of Sir Joseph Whitworth , a wealthy Mancunian inventor who left money in his will in He wanted this to be spent on good causes in Manchester and entrusted his bequest to three legatees, one of whom was Richard Copley Christie. The Roentgen apparatus was purchased, but no records survive of treatment, and by the equipment was no longer being used it was given to the Skin Hospital in Radium was expensive, however, and the management refused to purchase any more until the results of tests from London hospitals were available.
UPMC: Your Partner for Breast Health
Visiting The Christie
Early detection of breast cancer often leads to simpler and more successful treatment and it is estimated that for every women screened, one life will be saved. Our aim is to provide you with an efficient and effective, high quality breast screening service, in a caring environment. Screening for women in Greater Manchester takes place at one of our static units at Withington Community Hospital and Oldham Integrated Care Centre, or at one of the four mobile units. The mobile units move around the area, staying at each site for a few months as indicated in the list of screening locations below. If your invitation is not at a convenient location then please let us know and we can arrange an appointment to any convenient location where we are currently screening.
Withington Community Hospital
Our breast specialists extend compassionate care to evaluate, diagnose and treat a complete range of breast conditions and breast cancers. Every day, we partner with women of all ages to provide answers and solutions for optimal breast health. Our center provides patients with a complete range of breast health services at one convenient location. Whether you need a routine breast exam or comprehensive treatment for breast cancer, our breast health specialists and surgeons work closely with a team of specialists — from oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons and rehabilitation specialists — to assess any issues and create a customized treatment plan for you. Breast tomosynthesis, known as 3D mammography, is the latest breakthrough in breast health care and breast cancer detection.
If you are between 50 and 70 years old you will receive an appointment once every three years, inviting you to have a breast screening mammogram. We invite around 52, women per year for screening in Greater Manchester, Tameside and Glossop. You do not have to contact us to make an appointment, we will ensure that you receive your invitation at the appropriate time. If you would like to know whether you will be invited soon you can look at the screening schedule If it has been over four years since your last breast screening appointment then please contact us. We have a range of different locations where you can be screened and a range of appointment dates and times.