Since the Sandringham Community Bank Day Procedure Centre opened last year, more patients have been able to go home on the same day as their surgery. This means we often have empty surgical beds, so we've made some changes to bed numbers to improve efficiency.
Alfred Health recently held its Annual Meeting, detailing our results from the 2016-17 year. It was a challenging but rewarding year, with a high volume of patient admissions and increase in many of our statewide services.
Spring marks the start of thunderstorm asthma season (1 September – 31 December) and doctors at the Alfred Hospital are urging people to start taking preventative measures, even if they have not suffered from asthma before.