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New Alfred Health Travel Medicine Clinic

The Alfred Travel Medicine Clinic is a new specialised clinic that provides expert travel health advice and information for travellers. The clinic is run Wednesday afternoons.

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Clinic for patients with blood borne viruses

Clinic for patients with blood borne viruses (Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV) 

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Access Point Stimulant Treatment Centres

Two new centres for people who use stimulant type drugs - such as speed, ice and cocaine - have opened in St Kilda and Fitzroy. The centres provide treatment that is short term and based on best available practice.

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Organ Donation

Nationally, there are about 1800 patients waiting for a transplant at any one time, and of these approximately 300 will die each year. GPs are well placed to raise community awareness about the potential for organ and tissue donation...

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After Hours Emergency Mental Health & Problem Gambling Service

The objective is to provide a clinical service to assist people in acute psychiatric crisis in relation to problem gambling and suicidal behaviour...

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Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Update

Free ACP services are available to your patients at local community health centres, and ACP is being implemented at Residential Aged Care facilities in the local area. Information about ACP is also being provided to patients of the CDAMS and Caulfield Community Rehabilitation Services.

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The Victorian Spleen Registry – information for GPs and patients

The Victorian Spleen Registry (VSR) at The Alfred hospital aims to assist GPs and patients in the ongoing management of asplenism (eg post splenectomy) and hyposplenism...

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GP screening is an adequately sensitive tool in detecting diabetic retinopathy.

Dr Anthony Hall, Head of the Ophthalmology Unit at The Alfred, says that "a combination of testing visual acuity and direct fundoscopy will detect approximately 70% of cases of diabetic retinopathy...

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Lung Health Promotion Centre (LHPC) Education Program

Education programs in asthma and respiratory disease management for Health Professionals.

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LHPC Course Flier

LHPC Resources

2013 Course Dates 

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Direct access to consultant physician for general medical admissions

GPs are now able to phone directly to speak to a consultant physician to arrange assessment and admission of general medical patients, therefore bypassing the need for E&TC presentation, in a pilot project at The Alfred...

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Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Southern Region

The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Southern Region (CRCCSR) provides information, respite, and practical and emotional support for carers and families in the Southern suburbs of Melbourne.

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Rapid access TIA assessment clinic

Same week appointments for patients requiring urgent assessment of transient neurological symptoms suggestive of TIAs are now available at The Alfred Hospital.

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Maternity and gynaecology care at Sandringham Hospital now managed by the Royal Women’s Hospital

The Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s) manages maternity and gynaecology services at Sandringham Hospital. The transfer of these services took place on 1st October 2013 to ensure continued provision and growth of a high quality women’s health service within the growing Bayside community. For information and referrals for all maternity and gynaecology services at Sandringham Hospital, click on the below link.

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Bowel Cancer Screening update

Update from the NBCSP (National Bowel Cancer Screening Program) on FOBT screening and information on the Alfred Endoscopy Service.

 

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Victoria's new Mental Health Act 2014 commenced on the 1st July.

Click here for more information, or for further advice contact Alfred Psychiatry Triage on 1300 363 746.

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