Emergency at The Alfred
The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre operates 24 hours a day and is one of the state's busiest emergency departments. We provide timely, quality care to acutely unwell and injured Victorians.
Clinical service overview
The Emergency & Trauma Centre is a purpose-built modern facility consisting of resuscitation and trauma bays, fully monitored general cubicles, rapid assessment cubicles, fast-track cubicles and a co-located emergency short-stay unit.
In the last reporting year 66,295 patients presented to The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, of which around 8,000 presented with major trauma.
We provide emergency medical services to the local community, as well as Victorian state-wide services for:
- Adult trauma
- Hyperbaric medicine
- Adult burns
- HIV medicine
- Adult cystic fibrosis
- Adult haemophilia
- Adult haematological malignancies
- Heart and lung transplant
- Critical neurosurgery
We strive to ensure all patents receive timely, high-quality care. For patients in the Emergency & Trauma Centre this means prompt upfront assessment by the most senior doctor available, reducing the time spent waiting.
The high number and unique mix of patients who present to The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre means that our staff are constantly developing their clinical expertise - ensuring patients receive the highest quality, most appropriate treatment.
We work in collaboration with several leading academic institutions, so local research can be undertaken and seamlessly translated into practice for immediate improvements in patient care.
Refer your patient
No referral needed
Patients do not need a referral to access this service.
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