Our multi-disciplinary team are highly specialised in addressing and managing the medical, social and psychosocial issues relating to cystic fibrosis.
Clinical service overview
The Alfred Cystic Fibrosis Service provides specialist multi-disciplinary care for 240 adults who attend more than 1,000 outpatient appointments per year.
We have around 250 inpatient admissions per year of people requiring more intensive therapy, which includes access to the Hospital in the Home program.
The service is actively engaged in clinical and basic research centred on host organism interaction, airway remodelling, nutritional needs, airway function and psychosocial issues in cystic fibrosis.
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer your patient, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the service Registrar to discuss the case.
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results.
If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service Registrar on call on (03) 9076 2000.
- Referral enquiries (03) 9076 2315
- Referral fax (03) 9076 8050
Special referral instructions
If the patient is transferring from another Cystic Fibrosis Care Service, please send a medical letter which details the care given at that Centre and the patients current health status, as well as copies of any previous scans and test results.
Enquiries about delays in receiving appointments go to the Clinic Coordinator 9076 6960.
Calls to discuss patient deterioration go to the Registrar via AH Switchboard on 9076 2000 or the CF Nurse on 9076 3443.
|Cystic Fibrosis Clinic||The Alfred||55 Commercial Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004|
|Lung Function Laboratory||The Alfred||55 Commercial Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004|