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This nursing team works closely with the colorectal surgeons and oncologists, supporting and complimenting services provided to the colorectal patient, their families and carers.  The nurses are based in Manchester Royal Infirmary. The Colorectal Nurse Specialist is the key-worker for patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer.  Contact is established at diagnosis and continues throughout the patient's journey.

They provide a vital link with other supportive services such as the Stoma care nurses, specialist services and community nursing teams. Patients can contact the team for advice pre and post -surgery or palliative treatments by telephone. The Colorectal Nurse Specialists works Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. The Specialist Nurses can be contacted on the below numbers.


Deborah  Hitchen   
0161 701 2527


Margaret Parker    
0161 276 4649


Working hours

Monday - Friday 08.00 - 17.00