The Alfred is an inner city, tertiary public hospital affiliated with Monash & La Trobe Universities.
The original hospital provided Casualty services since opening in 1871 and the original Trauma Centre was opened in 1989. The current integrated Emergency & Trauma Centre was commissioned in 1999.
In addition to providing emergency medical services to the local community, the E&TC also provides Victorian state-wide services for:
The Department is a purpose built modern facility consisting of 8 Resuscitation and Trauma Bays, 19 fully monitored general cubicles (including 6 rapid assessment cubicles) along with 6 Fast Track cubicles. In addition there is also a co-located 18 bed Short Stay Unit and a dedicated CT and MRI scanner within the E&TC.
Each year the Emergency & Trauma Centre attends to approximately 57,000 emergency patients, the majority being higher acuity.
Approximately 50% of patients presenting to the Emergency & Trauma Centre require admission to hospital.
The Trauma Centre treats more than 1200 major traumas annually which represents greater than half of all major traumas in Victoria.
Aligned with the vision and values of Alfred Health, the interdisciplinary E&TC team aims to provide the highest level of evidence based patient centred care, within a dynamic environment which is responsive to the needs of our local and the wider community.
The vision will be achieved through our commitment to fostering a positive culture which develops and supports accountability, leadership, respect, effective communication, collaboration, and ongoing professional development.
Acting Director of Research
Director of Emergency Medicine Training
Clinical Nurse Manager - Quality & Environment
Clinical Nurse Manager - Operations
Nursing Education Co-ordinator
Currently there are 20 Specialist Emergency Physicians working at The Alfred, most of whom are full time.
There are 16 registrars working within the Emergency & Trauma Centre at any given stage with a number of registrars on various external rotations. . All registrars are trainees of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine(ACEM). The ACEM has accredited the Emergency & Trauma Centre for 2 years of advanced training (last accreditation visit was in 2012)
On the roster are 16 junior medical staff. These doctors are in their first, second or third postgraduate year. The term in the Emergency & Trauma Centre is one of their rotations through Alfred Health. Most of these doctors are studying for advanced medical training.
Nursing within the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre offers many opportunities for nursing career advancement and a unique blend of experiences provided for by the range of patients seen in the Centre.
Our staff profile reflects a wide range of nursing skill and practice and qualifications including critical care trained nurses and Emergency Nurse Practitioners.
In order to support nurses caring for this variety of specialised patients, a range of local education programs have been developed; along with a culture which strongly supports post graduate education for our nurses.
The Alfred Nursing division is affiliated with La Trobe University post graduate programs.Top
The Emergency & Trauma Centre is always interested in discussing positions with Emergency Physicians or trainees in Emergency Medicine.
Please contact Dr de Villiers Smit
Nursing staff interested in working at the Emergency & Trauma Centre are welcome to discuss positions with Ms Chris Batey (Nurse Manager)
There is a strong emphasis on research - particularly in the areas of resuscitation, trauma and patient safety. The most recent annual report is published in the AMREP website.
AMREP Research Report 2009
AMREP_Research_Report_2009.pdf (3.62 MB)