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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
Alfred Health - Getting you started with the NDIS booklet

Find out essential information to get you started with the NDIS at Alfred Health

Booklet
Alfred Health - Glandular Fever Factsheet
Alfred Health - Grabrail

This guide provides information to help you to select and install grabrails in your home following consultation with your health professional.

Brochure
Alfred Health - Head and Neck Radiotherapy Treatment Booklet
Alfred Health - Head Lice Factsheet
Alfred Health - Hepatitis A Factsheet
Alfred Health - Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Factsheet
Alfred Health - Home-based cancer treatment

The Alfred’s haematology and oncology team has partnered with Alfred Health’s Hospital in the Home (HITH) program to offer home-based cancer treatment.

Factsheet
Alfred Health - Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP)

Find out more about HARP and the services you may be eligible for

Brochure
Alfred Health - How can I make a complaint?

This brochure will help you through the process of making a complaint at Alfred Health

Brochure
Alfred Health - How to keep hydrated

Information for people living with Cystic Fibrosis about staying hydrated.

Factsheet
Alfred Health - How to Perform a Rectal Test Factsheet
Alfred Health - Information for Patients Following Venous Sampling Factsheet
Alfred Health - Information for Patients Receiving External Beam Radiotherapy Booklet
Alfred Health - Information for private patients

Find out more about using your private health insurance at Alfred Health services

Brochure
Alfred Health - Isolated in hospital during the COVID 19 pandemic (Greek) Factsheet
Alfred Health - Isolated in hospital during the COVID 19 pandemic (Russian) Factsheet
Alfred Health - Isolated in hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic

Important information for patients that are staying in isolation at our hospitals

Factsheet
Alfred Health - Legionnaires Disease Factsheet
Alfred Health - Let Me Know Brochure
Alfred Health - Malnutrition

Information for Alfred Health patients about malnutrition

Factsheet
Alfred Health - Managing your pain after leaving hospital

Information for patients of Alfred Health who have been discharged with pain medications.

Factsheet
Alfred Health - Mask FAQs for Inpatients

Frequently Asked Questions about wearing a mask as a patient at one of our hospitals

Factsheet
Alfred Health - Measles Factsheet
Alfred Health - Medicare Ineligible Patients Booklet
Alfred Health - Meningococcal Infection Factsheet
Alfred Health - Mental Health Carer and Family Support Groups Brochure Brochure
Alfred Health - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Factsheet
Alfred Health - Multi-Resistant Organisms (MROs) Factsheet
Alfred Health - Mumps Factsheet
Alfred Health - Nicotine Gum

Find out about Nicotine gum and how it helps you to quit smoking

Brochure
Alfred Health - Nicotine inhalator

Find out how the nicotine inhalator helps you to quit smoking

Brochure
Alfred Health - Nicotine lozenges

Find out about Nicotine lozenges and how they can help you to quit smoking.

Brochure
Alfred Health - Nicotine mouth spray

Find out how nicotine mouth spray can help you to stop smoking

Brochure
Alfred Health - Nicotine patch

Find out how nicotine patches help you to quit smoking

Brochure
Alfred Health - Open Disclosure - A Guide For Patients Brochure
Alfred Health - Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) Factsheet
Alfred Health - Paediatric urine collection Factsheet
Alfred Health - Palliative Care

Information for patients, families and friends about the Palliative Care service at Alfred Health

Brochure
Alfred Health - Palliative Care

Find out more about the Palliative Care Service at Alfred Health

Brochure
Alfred Health - Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)

Information for patients about Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA)

Factsheet
Alfred Health - Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Factsheet
Alfred Health - Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Factsheet
Alfred Health - Planning for your discharge

Find out about how you can work with your healthcare team to plan your discharge from hospital.

Brochure
Alfred Health - Preventing and managing Pressure Injuries Brochure
Alfred Health - Prostate Cancer Options for Localised Cancer Booklet
Alfred Health - Prostate Cancer Seed Brachytherapy

Information for patients about seed brachytherapy for prostate cancer.

Booklet
Alfred Health - Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program (HARP)

Find out more about the Pulmonary Rehab program for people with long term breathing difficulties, such as COPD, emphysema, chronic asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.

Brochure
Alfred Health - Radiology: Angiogram and Angioplasty

Information sheet for patients (PDF)

Factsheet
Alfred Health - Radiology: Ascitic Tap

Information sheet for patients (PDF)

Factsheet