IPU stands for Integrated Procedures Unit. This exciting specially designed building will unite the services that our day-patients need in one location. Every aspect of their treatment will happen in one place, saving time and creating a seamless and calm hospital experience.
How will the IPU give time back to Christie patients?
By integrating and expanding five treatment services for our day-patients, we can reduce waiting times, speed up treatment sessions, eliminate transfers between departments and minimise the need for overnight stays.
Our five day-patient services will be expanded and brought together under one roof:
Interventional radiology - The new IPU will double our capacity for image-guided procedures, such as the insertion of stents. We will also be able to offer less invasive treatments such as tumour embolisation.
Day-case procedures - With six new rooms, this team can help equip even more patients with the catheters they need for ongoing chemotherapy.
Plastic surgery - The IPU's new theatre will bring together a large portion of the plastic surgery department, including dressing and anaesthetic procedures which are an essential part of this vital surgery. Aside from making these procedures more efficient, the integration of this service will give day-case patients an improved, faster treatment experience.
Pain control - With its own specialist area, patients can receive their assessment and treatment on the very same day. They will go home pain free within hours of stepping into our new IPU.
Endoscopy clinic - Patients in this clinic will have their own dedicated waiting area, along with improved facilities to provide them with the privacy they need.
How you can help to build The Christie IPU
Make a donation - Big or small, your donation will help us to give precious time back to patients. You can make your donation now at www.christies.org/donateonline, simply choose IPU as your chosen fund.
Fundraise - There are so many different ways to raise funds towards our new IPU. From sharing a cuppa and cake with friends, to cycling from Manchester to Blackpool, your fundraising can help us make the IPU happen. We're here on 0161 446 3988 with useful tips and advice to help you on your way. And you'll find lots of ideas and inspiration at www.christies.org/get-involved.