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We produce useful resources to help inform patients and their families about their care and encourage involvement in making decision about treatment. 

Our patient information resources are about conditions, treatments and services provided by our hospitals. These resources are written by our health professionals and are reviewed regularly to make sure all the information is up-to-date. You will also find resources from external health organisations. 

Remember that written information should only be used in conjunction with advice from the health professional who is looking after you. If you would like to comment on any of these resources, or if you would like to request a copy in a different format, contact our Patient Information team.

Resource Title Type
Diabetes Australia Website
Diabetes Victoria Website
Dietitians Association of Victoria

Leadership in dietetics, food and nutrition for healthier people and healthier communities

Website
Digital Resource Foundation

Virtual library project

Website
Do you need an interpreter Page
Dobutamine Echocardiography information sheet (pdf 32 KB) Factsheet
Dual-energy X-ray Absorpitometry (DXA)

PDF information sheet about Dual-energy X-ray Absorpitometry (DXA)

Factsheet
Eating Disorders Victoria

Services, resources, fact sheets and forums

Website
Echocardiogram information sheet (pdf 44 KB) Factsheet
Elective surgery & pre admission

Find out more about the process

Electrocardiogram (ECG) information sheet (pdf 43 KB) Factsheet
Electronic Medical Record Patient Information (pdf 2 MB) Brochure
Electrophysiology / Radio Frequency Ablation information sheet (pdf 290 KB) Factsheet
Emergency & Trauma Centre brochure Brochure
Event monitor information sheet (pdf 103 KB) Factsheet
Exercise ECG test information sheet (pdf 43 KB) Factsheet
Fees for service - CCHS (pdf 135 KB)

Information about fees for our services

Factsheet
Fluoroscopy Defecating Proctogram

PDF information sheet about Fluoroscopy Defecating Proctogram

Factsheet
Footwear Advice Brochure - CCHS Brochure
Freedom of Information Application (pdf 64 KB)

Make a FOI application to Alfred Health

Factsheet
Freedom of Information Victoria

General information about FOI in Victoria

Website
Frequently asked questions - CCHS (pdf 277 KB) Factsheet
Gastroenterological Society of Australia

Information on gastroenterological health and patient care

Website
General X-rays

PDF information sheet about general X-rays

Factsheet
Get involved with getting better

If you are staying in hospital, there are some important things that you can do, with the support of your family and friends to help you get better and out of hospital sooner.

Factsheet
Get PEP

Website with information to assist you to access PEP

Website
Getting an artificial leg

Interview with Mr Stephen Gray and Dr Andrew Nunn

Website
Gold Seed Ultrasound

PDF information sheet about Gold Seed Ultrasound

Factsheet
Group B Streptococcus Sterile Swab Instructions (pdf 301 KB) Factsheet
Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand

The HSANZ aims to inform members of the most recent developments in haematology, and to advance knowledge and inspire continued professional development in this exciting discipline.

Website
Haemophilia Foundation Australia

Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA) represents the Australian bleeding disorders community. It is committed to improving treatment and care through representation and advocacy, education and the promotion of research.

Website
Haemophilia Foundation Victoria Website
headspace

Assisting young people and families to find the right help for problems affecting wellbeing

Website
Headspace - Family Peer Support

Find out more about our service

Brochure
Headspace - Recovery Program

Find out more about our program

Brochure
Headspace - Youth Peer Support

Find out more about our service

Brochure
headspace Bentleigh

Outlines services and location of headspace Bentleigh

Website
headspace Elsternwick

Outlines services and location of headspace Elsternwick

Website
Health Assessment Questionnaire - CCHS (pdf 47 KB) Form
Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Avascular necrosis

Corticosteroids (such as prednisone and dexamethasone) given during treatment for a range of blood disorders can affect the bone and blood vessels, resulting in avascular necrosis. People who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are also at risk for developing avascular necrosis.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Bone health & osteoporosis

During childhood and into young adulthood, bone formation usually occurs faster than bone loss, causing bones to grow and become stronger. As a person gets older, the process of bone removal gradually overtakes bone formation, and bones slowly lose strength as part of the normal ageing process.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Cataracts

Some treatments for blood disorders require the use of medications or radiation that can increase the risk of developing cataracts. Because vision can have a significant impact on daily living, it is important for people who have received these treatments to have their eyes checked regularly.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Dental care

Treatment for blood disorders often increases the risk for dental problems. It is important for you to understand the reasons why dental care is especially important for maintaining your health.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Diet & physical activity

Good nutrition and regular exercise offer many benefits to stem cell transplant patients.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Fatigue

People who have undergone stem cell transplantation often complain of feeling fatigued, even some time after the treatment.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Heart health

Certain types of treatment for blood disorders can sometimes result in problems with the heart.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Improving your memory

Many people experience forgetfulness as they age or after they have had chemotherapy treatments. Often, this is mild, but can still be frustrating. Names go, car keys are lost, or items on a shopping list are forgotten.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Kidney health

Radiation, medication and other risk factors may increase the chance of kidney problems.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Liver health

Treatment for blood disorders can sometimes damage the liver. It is important to know about how the liver functions so that you can keep your liver as healthy as possible.

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Health problems caused by blood cancer or its treatment: Lung health

The lungs are very important organs that supply oxygen to the body. Sometimes, treatments for blood disorders can cause lung damage. If you received any treatments that may cause lung problems, it is important to learn about the lungs, and what you can do to keep them as healthy as possible.

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