The Alfred Trauma Service was founded in 1984. We are the largest and most active Trauma Service in Australasia. We are one of three Victorian Major Trauma Services (The Alfred, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital) and we treat over half of all major Victorian trauma cases.
What we do
The Trauma Service includes:
- an onsite helipad
- four major trauma emergency resuscitation/theatre bays
- a 40 bed Trauma ward (5 West)
- state-of-the-art 50 bed ICU with 10 designated trauma beds
- a Hyperbaric service
- the Victorian Adult Burns unit
In October 2019, a new purpose-built trauma ward, 5 West, opened at The Alfred, located on Main Ward Block, Level 5 West. The 40 bed ward provides purpose built facilities and innovative spaces for all patients and staff, including a dedicated surgical procedure zone, active therapy zone, better family areas and new medical equipment.
The new ward has replaced Ward 2 West.
The Alfred Trauma Registry
The Alfred Trauma Registry was established in late 1988, and serves to detail all major and selected minor trauma work undertaken at The Alfred.
The Registry collects patient information from:
- all major trauma admissions
- all trauma ICU admissions
- all trauma hospital transfers
- all deaths after injury
The main functions of The Alfred Trauma Registry are to chronicle trauma activity at The Alfred, monitor quality and service delivery and to supply information to the Victorian State Trauma Registry.
Who we care for
We are a state-wide service and care for people throughout Victoria who have suffered major and minor trauma injuries.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For an overnight (or longer) stay
- Dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
- Personal hygiene items, such as shampoo, shaving cream, shaver, toothpaste and deodorant
- Something to do, like a book, a magazine or an iPad/tablet with headphones
Don’t bring (for an overnight or longer stay)
- Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash
- Valuables, such as jewellery or watches
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